Scores of insurgents have been killed by a military airstrike in the Sambisa forests on Monday.
The Defence Headquarters disclosed this through a press statement released on Tuesday and titled ‘Air Task Force destroys hideout, neutralises several terrorists in Sambisa Forest, Borno State.’
The statement authored by the DHQ spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enench stated “The NAF attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores, including a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft. Several insurgents were also neutralised in the process.”
For over five years, the Sambisa Forest, located in Borno State in northeast Nigeria, has become synonymous with Boko Haram terrorism. The forest used to be a flourishing game reserve that attracted tourists from far and near but the after the Jihadist group were dislodged from Maiduguri town by military forces, they invaded the forest.