Army Kills Scores of Boko Haram Members, Arrests 26 in Sambisa Forest

Maj-Gen Lucky Irabor, theatre Commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has said scores of members of the Boko Haram sect have been killed, while 26 other arrested in the latest offensive against the Islamic sect.
Irabor noted that asides the deaths, several insurgents were arrested in various ground and aerial operations in Sambisa Forest in the last two weeks.
He disclosed this in Maiduguri, while briefing newsmen on the latest activities of the Army in the operation Take Sambisa Forest.
He said 801 hostages were also rescued during the offensive before resettling them in refugee camps in Borno and Yobe states.
He said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets also killed several fleeing insurgents, adding that 32 of their horses were also killed in the process.
He further disclosed that of the 26 arrested suspects, seven claimed to be Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Yobe.

Author: News Editor

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