Chibok Girls: One Year After, Nigerian Army Storm Sambisa Forest
Troops of the Nigerian Army landed in the dreaded Sambisa forest on Saturday, 18 April 2015 on a search and rescue mission of the abducted Chibok girls from the Boko Haram terrorists.
A military source told the media that the operation to liberate the forest will take about one week as most of the strikes and special operations have knocked out Boko Haram’s defence systems.
“The operation is nearing its conclusion and the Army will be moving in tomorrow (today) and I am sure in a matter of days, if plans go accordingly the operations will be over.
“The Air Force have been bombarding the area for weeks now and with the right kind of weapon, the Army is ready for the final onslaught”, the source said.
The source, however, added that even though there is no concrete evidence that the Chibok girls were in the forest, it will be the top priority of the military to find and rescue them if it eventually turns out they are being held there.
The source said: “The fear is that some of the girls might be amongst the women killed in Bama and other parts of the liberated towns, and Sambisa offers the more viable hope of all the remaining options to rescue the girls”.
In the last eight weeks, a sustained offensive on the terrorists by the Nigerian Military have yielded result with the recapture of over 90 per cent of the territories that were once under the control of the sect, except the Sambisa forest.
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