The war against Boko Haram is gaining momentum as the Nigerian Army witnessed successful raiding of Sambisa forest recently.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that troops at Sambisa forest have rescued about 338 people held by Boko Haram as well as killed over 30 Boko Haram terrorists.
A statement from Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations and made avaible to newsmen, stated that the troops of 28 Task Force Brigade of Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang, carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest on Tuesday.
The rescued persons which comprised of 8 male, 138 female and 192 children, have since been evacuated to Mubi.
They also recovered arms and ammunition during the operation which include 1 General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.