The fight against Boko Haram is really achieving positive result so far. Moreover the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it is recording great results in its current battle to wipe out the insurgents, especially in Sambisa Forest and Gwoza in Borno state.
Based on account from the Nigerian Watch, Nigerian military authorities said that about 600 militants have been killed in a concerted attack on their base in Sambisa Forest. Air attack from the Nigerian Air Force and a land offensive by the ground troops dealt a great blow on the militants. The Nigeria military force targeted the training camps and logistic facilities of Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest. They also landed an offensive against the terrorist in their Gwoza base.
According to military sources, hundreds of other fighters have fled into the surrounding countryside as a result of the assault, while large caches of equipment were recovered.
The DHQ in a statement confirmed the incident, saying that a lot of terrorists have died in a coordinated air campaign by security operatives, while many others were fleeing in the forest.
The statement reads: A concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is ongoing in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves…
The air strikes which today targeted the training camps and logistics dumps of the terrorists in Sambisa forests and parts of Gwoza have been highly successful as it achieved the aims with required precision…
The death of a large number of terrorists has been recorded while many others are also scampering all over the forest and out of the struck bases. Details of casualty will be determined in subsequent phases of the operation…
Meanwhile, the strikes continue in other locations of the theatre heralding the advance of troops and other elements of the mission.
This is good news especially as Nigerians prepare for the election next month and also knowing that the leader of the terrorist group Abubakar Shekau has vowed to disrupt the election.
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