The Defence Headquarters yesterday said that troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents have destroyed "seven additional terrorists' camps ... as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest."
A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, DDI, Major General Chris Olukolade, also said that "additional 25 women and children were rescued in the process."
Olukolade stated, "the troops who scaled series of land mines in continuation of the assault on the forest bases of the terrorists, captured camps which include the four notorious Alafa camps as well as those in Rogo Fulani, Laraga and others used as training camps in the forest.
"Various weapons including Rocket Propelled Grenades, RPGs, Anti-Aircraft Guns, AAGs, and a number of vehicles were either captured or destroyed during the operation. Four soldiers were wounded and have (been) evacuated for treatment.
"The operations are continuing with troops demonstrating high morale and fighting spirit as they search the forests for terrorists, arms and hostages."