Troops Storm Sambisa Capture Terrorists’ stronghold – DHQ
By Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja
The Military high Command (DHQ), says its gallant troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) had unresistantly overran Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (BH/ISWAP) terrorists’ stronghold and recaptured their camps in Sambisa Forest.
This was revealed in a statement by the Director, Defence Media Operations DMO Major General Benard Onyeuko on Friday,noting that troops in a “Special Operation codenamed OP DESERT SANITY captured the terrorist stronghold of UKUBA/CAMP ZAIRO in Sambisa Forest.”
He said, at about 9:00 am ( 0900hrs) in the morning,in what could be described as a blitzkrieg, the troops routed the terrorists and captured the their enclave.
“The terrorists fled the camp leaving behind their heavy weapon arsenal.” he explained.
According to Gen.Onyeuko, after a thorough cordon and search of the captured camp, the gallant troops recovered various equipment including 1x Main Battle Tank, 1x 155mm Bofors Gun, 1xTrailer,1x122mm Gun, 2x105mm Gun, 1x Mines Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP) fighting vehicle, 1x MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier, 1x Mack Trailer as well as large cache of arms and ammunition left behind by the terrorists.