Boko Haram On The Run From Sambisa Forest, Infiltrating Your Midst — Army Warns Nigerians

By Mohammad Ibrahim

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Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigerian Army Authourities has warned general public to lookout for fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who have deserted Sambisa forests in an effort to change base.

The Army urged Nigerians to be cautious and ready to inform security agents any suspicious person or groups for appropriate action.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Army Acting Public Relations officer Colonel Sali Usman Kukasheka.

“This is to inform the public that 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.

“The cowards are running away from their well noted enclave in Sambisa forest for their lives. Consequently it becomes necessary to inform the public, especially well meaning Nigerians, to be more vigilant and security conscious.

“The public are please requested to be observant and report any suspicious persons or group of persons to the military or any of the security agencies to enable timely detection and apprehension of the fleeing insurgents before they mingle with the society and commit havoc.

“We would like to reassure the public of the confidentiality of the information provided and reiterate our commitment to the clearance of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists,” he said.

Similarly in another development Troops of 152 and 155 Task Force Battalions at Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Cameroon, conducted a massive joint clearance operation of suspected Boko Haram terrorists Monday, 11th April 2016 along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.

The unprecedented clearance operation swept through over 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts along the border in which they killed 22 terrorists, arrested 3 Ameers (commanders) and rescued abducted persons.

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“During the operation the troops cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and Suduwa towns and other adjoining settlements.

“The towns and settlements were occupied by suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from villages previously cleared by troops of the Nigerian Army.

” The apprehended terrorists commanders include Lawal Abba, Mallam Hisna and Mallam Gana in Shatte, Bulla Jaja and Bula Burra towns.

“The troops also rescued 1,275 persons held hostage by the terrorists. The rescued persons are being administered and screened by 152 Taskforce Battalion pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

“It is gratifying to note that the operation was a huge success as there was no casualty or injury on the troops,” the statement reads.

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