Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Nigerian Military reportedly begins operation in Sambisa forest

According to reports, the Nigerian military has commenced operations at Sambisa forest to reclaim it from Boko Haram. According to Punch, the military action started on Monday Feb. 9th with Nigerian Air Force pilots carrying out airstrikes on the dreaded forest. A source who spoke to Punch said;
"The military has started the operation in the Sambisa Forest; the operation started on Monday. For now there is no specific cases of arrest, we don’t have that information now. The Air Force has been operating in the area since Monday. It is after that that the ground troops who are on red alert would move in."
Also, a source close to a security office strategic to the operations of the Federal Government said on Wednesday that a lot of activities were going on simultaneously in the Sambisa area and other parts of the North East.”.

The National Security Adviser had on Monday said that the Nigerian military would take out all known camps of Boko Haram within the 6 weeks period of election postponement.