Tag: Sambisa forest

Bring Back Our Girls Group Gives Conditions Before Proceeding To Sambisa Forest

Responding to the invitation for a tour to North-east by the Federal Government, the #BringBackOurGirls group (BBOG) has called for a pre-tour meeting to discuss issues that may inform its decision to proceed with the visit. Convener of the Group, Oby Ezekwesili, in a response letter to Minister of Information[Read More…]

Northern Governors Troubled By Fleeing Boko Haram Members

The Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla, has alleged that Boko Haram fighters fleeing Sambisa Forest are attempting to infiltrate his state. Represented by the Deputy Governor, Engr Martins Babale at a security meeting, the governor claimed that the fleeing terrorists were trying to infiltrate some communities in the state[Read More…]

“You Should Not Be Telling Lies” – Boko Haram Leader In New Video Dispute Militry Claims of Sambisa Forest Takeover

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video on Thursday to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold. “We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal[Read More…]

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls As Shields During Attack – Army Says After Capture of Sambisa Forest

Boko Haram fighters, fleeing an attack on their base last week might have used some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14, 2014, as human shields to prevent being fired upon by fighter jets during the attack on Sambisa Forest. The Theatre Commander of the military campaign, Operation Lafiya[Read More…]

Army Begins Road Construction Inside Sambisa

The Nigerian Army has revealed that it has commenced construction of road network from Alagarno to Sambisa to ease troops operations in mopping up Boko Haram insurgents in the forest. Maj.Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this during a press conference at the Maimalari military cantonment,[Read More…]

Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Go On Rampage In Borno

There is a complete breakdown of order and discipline at the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army with soldiers deployed to rout Boko Haram from the dreaded Sambisa Forest in Borno State turning against their officers and firing gunshots in all directions. People familiar with the matter said the troops[Read More…]

Nigerian Air Force Hits Boko Haram Locations In Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has successfully strucked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) locations, including their logistics bases, within the Sambisa Forest in the last week. The air interdiction missions were said to have been conducted day and night using a combination of combat platforms comprising F-7Ni fighter[Read More…]

Group Want Buhari To Clear Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram Hideout For Fulani Herdsmen To Graze Their Livestock

A human rights group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to go and clear Sambisa Forest which is the hideout of the Boko Haram sect for Fulani herdsmen to graze their livestock. The Chairman of CHRSJ, Sulaiman Adeniyi, said this in a statement in[Read More…]

Boko Haram Members Fleeing From Sambisa Forest As Troops Rescue 1,275 Persons

“Due to aerial bombardment and concerted efforts of the ground troops, and facing imminent annihilation, Boko Haram terrorists have been deserting Sambisa forest in droves trying to disperse to various parts of the country, says Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations. The Military in a statement issued[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce Sustains Aerial Bombardment of Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has sustained aerial bombardment of Sambisda Forest with over 280 operational sorties conducted against terrorists targets in the area in the last one month. The Deputy Theatre Commander Air of Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao who stated this at a media briefing[Read More…]