Troops of DEEP PUNCH II, in Operation LAFIYA DOLE have continued to decisively deal with remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest and other parts of Northern Borno State with tremendous successes.
On Friday the 26th of January 2018 , the troops with effective support from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), had contact with the terrorists while advancing into Sambisa forest.
During the encounter and further exploitation, the troops destroyed Boko Haram terrorists equipment, make-shift accommodation around Camp Zairo, Improvised Explosives Device (IEDs), Booby traps, other and devices.
The troops also neutralized 7 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others. In addition, the gallant troops recovered 1 Gun truck, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Machine Gun, a Pistol, large quantity of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition, a 120mm Mortar Base Plate and a Dane Gun.
The troops also destroyed 11 Boko Haram terrorists Gun trucks, 12 Hilux vehicles, 3 Canter trucks 2 Double Barrel Rifles, 30 Bicycles, Power generating sets, cylinders, printers, military kits and IED making workshop.
Unfortunately, 2 other soldiers were wounded during the encounter. The wounded soldiers have since been evacuated by Nigerian Air Force and are responding to treatment.