Security Forces Raid Sambisa Forest, Kill Over 200 Insurgents

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In a major offensive against members of the Boko Haram sect, Security Forces in the past few days have killed over 200 suspected insurgents, who had taken refuge in the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

According to sources in security circles, the offensive was carried out by hundreds of operatives drawn from the army and the air force, in close collaboration with the State Security Service (SSS) and the police.

The raid reportedly led to the destruction of many minor and satellite camps as well as enclaves of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The operation was described as a “major feat” by the military since the commencement of the state of emergency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States almost 10 month ago.

The combat effectiveness of the Nigerian military was called to question after members of the terrorist sect appeared to have been having a free-reign in their campaign of terror despite the state of emergency in place in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

But sources close to the recent operations and villagers said the clampdown on the insurgents was on-going, pointing out that it was however, yielding the desired results.

“Like never before, resources and manpower have been mobilized to volatile areas in Bama, Gwoza and Damboa local governments of Borno State, as well as around Gulani and Gujba local governments in Yobe State”, a security source said.

All the areas mentioned above have routes that lead to the Sambisa Forest, which prior to the beginning of the military onslaught against the sect, was its biggest hideout.

“This is a critical moment of our operation but we are making headway. The Sambisa (forest) is an unpredictable place. The terrorists have occupied it, dug countless tunnels and camps.

“But we have got the architecture of the place, effectively cleared most camps around it and we are tactically routing out the assailants”, the source, who pleaded anonymity, said.

22 Comments

  • Weldone Nigerian Army. I trust you guys . You are up to the task. I wish to be among you, but destiny disallow. The corruption of the top officials is what was hindering your performance before now. But now, just summon the courage and save ur country. Pls. Kill all the boko haram. No mercy pls.

  • I just check my jamb result it was 160 so I was hopeless I got mr frank number online I called MR Frank and explain he help me to upgrade my score to 250 now I am happy if u want to upgrade ur score too call mr frank on 08109630982 he is going to help u the way he helped me God bless mr frank

  • No matter how vast the forest appear,the gorrilas are equal to the task;they only need more encouragement from the power that be.I also wonder why the multi billion naira sattellite project has not ban delivering.Has it been bombed too?Men of NA/SSS,I hail you.The only issue is d system of the land.God will help us,Amen…

  • We have saved our brothers and sisters in Africa now is our turn to help our self,God bless Nigeria Army,God bless GEJ,God bless Nigeria. I have no other country except naija

  • Welldone! Our indefatigable Army! You are capable & equal to the task, Opperation Sharkau must not go free! You have our surport and prayers! God is with our army IJN!!!

  • Hmmm.the security have done their own but the seniour men who embezu police monetary fund should also involve in operation.where is the 15 mounth training reform alawans .N.D IN LAW TO BE GIVEN CONSTABLE A SHAME TO THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE .WELL NIGERIAN KNW ONE DAY THE COUNTRY WILL CHANGE

  • WONDERFUL!!! KUDOS TO MY BROTHERS AM TOTALLY JOYOUS AND GLAD ABOUT D RECENT PERFORMANCES BY U ALL-HMM WHAT A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT. MY SINCERE OR CANDID
    ADVICE TO THOSE OF U IN THE MILITARY IS THAT:
    (1).NEVER SEE UR GUN AS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON.
    (2).THE MUST INTELLIGENT GENERAL IS HE WHO WIN THE WAR OR BATTLE WITH “brain”.
    (3).KNOW THAT UR BRAIN CAN DESTROY UR NATION,UR GUN CAN ONLY KILL A PERSON AT TIME. SO ADOPT THE USE OF INTELLIGENCE AND KEEP UR GUN ASIDE. REMEMBER IS WHAT MAKE GENERAL MULAN OF CHINA TO WIN THE BATTLE. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIM. THANK YOU!!!
    ADAM BIDA

  • Welldone! Welldone!!
    Though its still less than you ought as the greatest army in Africa, in terms of millitary exploits and Crises you ve decided in africa. Your reputation has hong on the balance now for too long now.
    Pls, pls redeem it!

  • Nigerian Army is d best in d whole world & ur Leader is d LORD OF HOST so u will surly conquere all dose beast (book haram) so God help us all. Amen. Weldone, more Grace 2 u

  • Who is d fellow above claiming to manipulate jamb results with a new science of magic? In other words an illiterate carpenter can manipulate his way to higher jamb scores, to gain admission to medical school ,become a surgeon and operate on people including so called mr frank and grandchildren? Now that butcher in d name of surgeon would have been worse than boko haram. Likewise universities and lecturers who behave like mr frank above are worse than terrorists sabotaging d system and d youths.Some people think that d only dangerous weapons on society are armies,artillery pieces,air squadrons. Does it mean their imagination cannot soar beyond a brigadier,s moustache?

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