Nigerian Troops Rout Terrorists Camps in Alagarno, Sambisa Forests

*Recover munitions, burn settlements
By Augustine Osayande in Abuja

As the Nigerian Army intensifies its push to flush out terrorists from North-east of the country, it said on Wednesday morning that it troops had routed Boko Haram terrorists’ remaining camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa forests.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Wednesday morning that: “Today, (Tuesday), troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.

“The troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and captured 2 notorious terrorists; Mustapha Busuru (50 years old) and Usman Abubakar (56 years) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.

“They also recovered 2 Toyota pick up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump.

The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists.

“In response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road, troops of 143 Battalion swung into action, unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire that led to the death of an elderly woman.

“The escaped insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the Battalion who killed 2 terrorists and wounded several others.

“Sadly, 3 soldiers and 4 locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions link.

“Both military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post,” he added.

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