How Nigerian Troops Captured Camp Zero In Sambisa Forest – Commander
Major General Leo Irabor, Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole in Nigeria’s north east has narrated how troops with air support overpowered Boko Haram in the terrorists’ enclave in Sambisa Forest.
Briefing the media Wednesday, Major General Irabor said “On 22 Dec 16 at about 0800hrs, own troops commenced advance for the capture of CAMP ZAIRO which was the main BHT enclave suspected to be holding high value persons in Sambisa Forest.
The Air Component and Artillery were effectively employed during the operation before the final assault by the troops.
Our troops made contact with the BHT and successfully cleared the camp after some resistance from the insurgents. On sighting of our troops and having been overpowered in the fire fight, most of the BHT fighters fled in all direction. The gallant troops subsequently carried out search for any abductees and equipment.
Our troops also raided and destroyed other camps and hideouts around Camp Zairo. At the camp, our troops destroyed several BHT logistics as shown.
The gallant troops also dismantled the official BHT flag at Camp Zairo signifying the capture of the insurgents’ Headquarters.
The flag would be officially presented to me by the GOC 7 Div. Later, same would be conveyed to COAS for further action to the C-in-C.”