Troops Overrun, Capture ISWAP Stronghold in Sambisa Forest
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Nigeria’s Defence authority has announced Friday morning that gallant troops under the theater operation code name OPERATION HADIN KAI, in the North East, have overrun Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP stronghold in Sambisa Forest without resistance.
Director of Dedence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko, made the discoloure in a statement made available to INCNews247.
According to him, “About 0900hrs on 24 March 2022 the gallant troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI in a Special Operation codenamed OP DESERT SANITY captured the terrorist stronghold of UKUBA/CAMP ZAIRO in Sambisa Forest. 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.
“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.
“Further exploitation is ongoing.
“The capture of the terrorists stronghold of CAMP ZAIRO is a major setback to the terrorist criminals.
“The military High Command commends the ever conquering troops of Op HADIN KAI for this immense success.”
However, the military high command enjoined the troops not to rest on their oars, but urged the soldiers to use the victory as a springboard to finally defeat the insurgents and also keep up the fighting spirit.