Saturday, 23 May 2015

20 more women and children rescued from Sambisa forest by Army

The Nigerian military has rescued 20 more women and children from Sambisa foest. According to a statement by the defence headquarters, the women and children were rescued during its ongoing offensive in the forest yesterday May 22nd. Scores of terrorist were also killed during the operation. The statement signed by Defence spokesperson, Gen Chris Olukolade reads in part;
"Despite continuous encounter with large number of land mines, which still litter the Sambisa Forest, troops have forged ahead with the ongoing offensive operations as scores of the terrorists died in the assault on their bases on Friday. A total of 20 women and children were rescued at the end of the Friday operation.
They have all been airlifted out of the forest. The wounded soldiers have also been moved out for necessary treatment. Two major ammunition dumps, maintained by the terrorists in the forest were also destroyed, along with the four additional terrorist’s camps that were smashed in the operation of Friday". 10 vehicles, 70 motorcycles and 15 tricycles were destroyed during the operation