The Nigerian Army has reported the neutralization of a large group of Boko Haram militants attempting to enter the Sambisa Forest. The army said that the operation that occurred during the weekend involved an ambush that killed dozens of the IS-affiliated militants that were attempting to cross over into the forest.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said many of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds. Additionally, the army rescued a 6-year-old boy and other items that include, eight bicycles, cutlasses and several pairs of Boko Haram Terrorists Special Forces Uniform.
He added that the military’s ‘Operation Lafiya Dole,’ had continued to gain successes in it clearance operations in Sambisa forest.