Army kills three terrorists in Sambisa forest raid 


The Nigerian army says its troops stormed the Sambisa forest in Borno State, on Friday and killed three terrorists.

It also says the troops  destroyed terrorist hideouts in the forest.

The Army said this in a statement  released on Saturday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who  revealed   two AK-47s and a suicide vest were recovered from the hideouts of the terrorists.

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“Nigerian Army troops deployed to the North East as part of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations on Friday, March 8, 2024, conducted a successful raid operation on a terrorists’ camp in the Arra area of Sambisa Forest.

“During the operation, the troops gallantly neutralised three terrorists, including a suicide bomber, and destroyed their enclave in the area. After a thorough search, troops recovered two AK-47 Rifles and a suicide vest,” he said.

The statement further said one terrorist was killed an another operation which was conducted in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno,

He said, “In another operation, troops conducted a clearance operation in the Buluwa Area of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State where they uncovered and destroyed another terrorists’ camp.

“In the encounter, troops killed one terrorist and recovered one AK-47 Rifle, 14 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), a bicycle, foodstuff, a grinding machine, and other sundry items.