The Nigerian Army has said it lost three of its personnel after successfully clearing 13 Boko Haram hideouts in the Sambisa forest in one week.
Colonel Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 7 Division of the Nigeria Army Maiduguri, Borno State, who made this disclosure on Sunday, explained that six soldiers were injured during the operation, while dozens of the insurgents were neutralised by troops.
He said, that the troops successfully cleared the terrorists’ hideouts at Talala, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam among others.
He said the troops captured two gun trucks, three motorcycles, many bicycles and a laptop containing valuable information. They also located a vandalised and unserviceable tank in one of the camps.
he added “The remains of the soldiers have been evacuated while those injured are receiving treatment at a military hospital,.