Nigerian Military Routs Boko Haram in Sambisa Air Raid
For much of Wednesday and Thursday, the Nigeria Military showed superior air power as it rained bombs on the once dreaded Sambisa forest, the fortress of Boko Haram sect. The operation was carefully and meticulously executed such that it took members of the sect by surprise.
The fresh onslaught by the military underlines the claim by President Goodluck Jonathan that the military is better equipped now to contain the insurgency
The Military had said it killed over 300 suspected Boko Haram members Thursday where many towns and villages were liberated
In an email statement, spokesman of the Military, Brig. Gen Chris Olukolade said many of the insurgents have been displaced from their hide outs.
” concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is ongoing in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves.
” The air strikes which today targeted the training camps and logistics dumps of the terrorists in Sambisa forests and parts of Gwoza have been highly successful as it achieved the aims with required precision.
” The death of a large number of terrorists has been recorded while many others are also scampering all over the forest and out of the struck bases. Details of casualty will be determined in subsequent phases of the operation.
“Meanwhile, the strikes continue in other locations of the theatre heralding the advance of troops and other elements of the mission.” Olukolade said.