The Nigerian troops on Saturday captured 10 additional camps used by the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa Forest killing an unconfirmed number of terrorists.
A statement by the Defence Headquarters on Sunday evening, announcing the military offensive, noted that Dure camp, one of the most prominent in the forest, witnessed the fiercest battle, as the Special Forces descended heavily on it before it finally fell.
Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information said, “four of the camps were located in a place called Iza within the forest, while three others were noted to be recently established by the terrorists before the assault began.
“One soldier died from one of the land mine encountered in the operation while two others were also wounded. The terrorists lost a number of vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns as well as armoured cars. Some of the terrorists who escaped from the camps also died as they ran into troops ambush in some escape routes from the forest,” Olukolade added.