Army Rescues Women, Children , Begins Road Construction in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Army has rescued additional 1,880 women and children from Boko Haram insurgents in the Sambisa Forest.
This was disclosed by Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, during a news conference at the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri.
Irabor revealed that the troops also arrested about 504 Boko Haram terrorists while 19 of them willingly surrendered adding that about 37 foreigners were also arrested and are currently undergoing interrogations to ascertain whether they were terrorists or not.
“We also arrested about seven kidnappers and we are currently interrogating them,” he revealed.
“Our troops have continued to make significant progress in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
“I gladly say that our troops have successfully mop up all the areas in Sambisa Forest including gate one.
“We are currently in camp zero; I am not going to tell you what we are doing there.
“But I can assure you that we are recording remarkable successes.”
Irabor also said the Nigeria Army has started the construction of road network to Sambisa to ease troops operations in mopping up Boko Haram insurgents in the forest.
“We have embarked on roads construction within the Sambisa forest to open up the area and also ease our operations in within the theatre.
“Construction of the roads will ease fighting troops in their effort to mop up the Boko Haram insurgency from their hideout,” the major general said.
He called on individuals and corporate organisations to support the military, as everything could not be left to government.
Such support was essential in reviving the economic development of the north-east, he said.
“I also urge the general public to continue to support the military in the north-east through the provision of useful information and not to follow the ways of some media outfit that were bent to bring down the military,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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