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Midnight showdown in Sambisa Forest as terrorists launch surprise attack on troops

By News Express on 15/05/2016

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A big showdown ensued midnight Friday/wee hours of Saturday when Boko Haram fighters launched a surprise attack on troop s inside Samisa Forest, the Nigerian Army has disclosed.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said yesterday: “Troops of 21 Brigade and rugged team of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) on Operation CRACKDOWN inside Sambisa Forest while on harbour for refitting, came under Boko Haram terrorists attack at about 1:45am today morning. However, the gallant troops successfully repelled the attack. They further followed up with mopping up operations of the general area before advancing. They also recovered 2 corpses of the attackers and the following items; 2 AK-47 rifles,  2 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, 5 rifle magazines, mortar bombs and a belts of Machine Gun rounds.

“Unfortunately 5 soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), as a result of mortar fired into the harbour area by the Boko Haram terrorists. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to the rear for treatment.

“Despite this incident, the morale of the gallant troops remains very high as they are determined to successfully clear Boko Haram terrorists.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty inside Sambisa Forest.

Source News Express

Posted 15/05/2016 05:05:59 AM

 

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