The Nigeria Defence authorities have reported that the Military have captured the Balmo Forest, believed to be one of the major hideouts of insurgents in the North-East.
The Defence authorities said in some tweets posted on the twitter handle of the military on Tuesday that 20 insurgents were killed with an unspecified number injured in the fierce encounter to capture the fortified forest.
It was stated that the special forces recovered some rifles and motorcycles during the raid on Balmo and an adjoining Lame forest.
It was further stated in another tweet that the soldiers carried out a separate raid on Hildi, Adamawa State and recovered “some documents, including sketches , list of communities apparently slated for attack.”
The tweets read, “The campaign against terrorists’ activities is continuing with air and land operations being conducted in various theatres in parts of the country.
“A total of six soldiers were wounded in the encounter; troops have eventually taken control of Lame Forest location. Over 20 terrorists lost their lives in this encounter while some were reported wounded.
“Troops recovered a number of rifles and motorcycles after a stiff resistance by terrorists were rushed….”