Troops overrun Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest

Defence Headquarters said the gallant troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI in a Special Operation codenamed OP DESERT SANITY captured the terrorist stronghold of UKUBA/CAMP ZAIRO in Sambisa Forest.

In a statement, the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko who disclosed this said that “in what could be described as a blitzkrieg, the troops routed the terrorists and captured the their enclave”.

General Onyeuko said that “the terrorists fled the camp leaving behind their heavy weapon arsenal”.

According to him, after a thorough cordon and search of the captured camp, the gallant troops recovered various equipment including 1x Main Battle Tank, 1x 155mm Bofors Gun, 1xTrailer, 1x122mm Gun, 2x105mm Gun, 1x Mines Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP) fighting vehicle, 1x MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier, 1x Mack Trailer as well as large cache of arms and ammunition left behind by the terrorists.
He noted that further exploitation is ongoing.

“The capture of the terrorists stronghold of CAMP ZAIRO is a major setback to the terrorist criminals”, he added.
Meanwhile, the military High Command has commended the ever conquering troops of Op HADIN KAI for this immense success as they are enjoined not to rest on their oars but use this as a springboard to finally defeat the insurgents and also keep up the fighting spirit.

Dominica Nwabufo

Troops overrun Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa Forest

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