Bombs detonated by Boko Haram insurgents have resulted in the deaths of some Nigerian soldiers and many terrorists, Naija News understands.
It was gathered that many soldiers were also injured in the battle that occurred on Boko Haram bases Kidari, Argude, Takwala, Chowalta and Galdekore.
Nigerian troops from Sector 1 and 21 Brigade alongside members of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) stormed battlegrounds and opened massive fire despite stiff resistance by the terrorists.
In desperation, some of the insurgents resorted to suicide bombings. They triggered improvised explosive devices in order to push the troops back.
Speaking to PRNigeria, a military source stated that reinforcement – personnel and heavy equipment have been deployed to the general area.
Movement by civilians along the Maiduguri – Gwoza road has been restricted to avoid collateral damages.
The officer said the renewed determination of personnel as well as the synergy between ground and air forces were producing successful results.
Naija News had reported earlier that troops of the Nigerian Military have attacked a base of the Boko Haram terrorist group located in the Timbuktu Triangle of the Sambisa forest.
The Timbuktu Triangle comprising Buk, Talala, Gorgi, and areas around the Lake Chad axis was once considered almost impregnable but troops have recorded another success in breaking down the stronghold of the terrorists.
This online newspaper understands that it took a week-long clearance operation by the troops of Sector 2 and Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army in coordination with the Nigerian Air Force that provided aerial cover and reconnaissance duties, to storm the area while several terrorists were eliminated during the operation.
Following the major clearance operation which is still on-going, the Buk, Talala and Gorgi areas have now been liberated and troops have taken over the enclaves which were once strongholds for Boko Haram.
Also, top Boko Haram commanders, Ameer Modu Borzogo and Modu Sullum have fled the axis while some kidnapped victims including women and children were rescued in the operation according to information made available by PR Nigeria.