During early hours of Saturday, Troops of 21 Brigade of the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) on “Operation CRACKDOWN” inside Sambisa forest were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists; However, the gallant troops successfully foiled the attack.
A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations stated that the troops recovered 2 corpses of the attackers and the following items- 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, 5 rifle magazines, mortar bombs and a belt of Machine Gun rounds.
“Unfortunately 5 soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), as a result of mortar fired into the harbour area by the Boko Haram terrorists. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to the rear for treatment.
“Despite this incident, the morale of the gallant troops remains very high as they are determined to successfully clear Boko Haram terrorists.”