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PHOTOS: Army kills 11 terrorists, Destroys Six Boko Haram camps in Sambisa Forest

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The troops of Operation Hadin Kai in  collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have neutralized 11 Boko Haram terrorists and captured four others alive in Sambisa forest of Borno State.


The feats were recorded between Aug 4 and 5, 2023 when the troops made an unprecedented incursion into the Boko Haram hideouts in the fringes of Sambisa in Bama Local Government Area.

Army kills 11 terrorists, Destroys Six Boko Haram camps in Sambisa Forest
An image of the operation.

Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region, learnt from intelligence sources that the troops successfully cleared the hideouts of the terrorists in Bula Shetan, lawanti,  Garin Ari Shira, lawanti, Kashimri and Gaizuwa. 

The sources said that in the course of the encounter, the troops came in contact with the terrorists in Garin Ari Shira where a heavy gun battle ensued. The troops succeeded in killing five of the terrorists and burnt down the entire village.

Consequently, the troops proceeded to Alafa. But after  hearing gunshots, the insurgents abandoned their homes and fled.


On the withdrawing route of the troops, Boko Haram staged an ambush against them at Lawanti and opened rapid fire. Again, the troops repelled the attack and killed one of the terrorists in the process.

The naturalized terrorists were found with local bombs and bicycles and other items.


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