Sambisa Forest: Troops Have Blocked Insurgents’ Entry, Exit Points – Buratai

Tukur BurataiThe Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai yesterday disclosed that ground forces had blocked movement of Boko Haram terrorists in and out of Sambisa forest, said to be the last stronghold of the insurgents.
The Army chief made this disclosure shortly after monitoring troops’ deployment at Banki junction in Borno State.
According to Buratai, the ongoing “Operation Crack Down” had been successful as the troops were making steady progress in dismantling the remaining Boko Haram hideouts in Sambisa.
“The troops are doing very well; they had some challenges in terms of encounters with the terrorists in the theatre but that is being tackled.
“The troops are forming a blocking force to prevent the terrorists from moving into Sambisa or coming out of the area”, he said.

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