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January, 2020

  • 2 January

    Scores Killed As NAF Neutralises Boko Haram In Sambisa Forest

    Several Boko Haram Terrorists were killed and some structures in their camp at Abulam in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State have been destroyed in airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole. This was disclosed in a statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the …

March, 2019

February, 2018

  • 8 February

    FG Urged To Convert Sambisa Forest To Cattle Colony

    The federal government has been urged by a civil group, South West Progressive Youth and People Movement, SWPYPM, to convert Sambisa forest into a cattle colony. The group on Wednesday, converged in Lagos at a press conference jointly organised with Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, Civil Coalition for Mandate Protection, CSC-MAP, and South …

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Builds Road In Sambisa Forest

    The Nigerian Army has said it is constructing a road in the heartland of the dreaded Sambisa Forest following its recently announced victorious attack on Boko Haram positions therein. In a post published on its Facebook, the Army said it is undertaking the task in its “determined efforts of making Sambisa …

  • 27 January

    Two Soldiers Injured As Military Attacks Boko Haram Position

    The Nigerian military on counter-insurgency operation in Nigeria’s northeast said two soldiers were wounded in an encounter with terrorists in Sambisa Forest. A spokesman for the operation’s unit, known as Operation LAFIYA DOLE, said the Friday encounter saw troops successfully neutralising seven terrorists, while hundreds of them escape. Also, the …

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Troops Capture Boko Haram Commander, Rescue 212 Hostages

      Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday captured a Boko Haram commander and rescued 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists after clearing remnants of the insurgents from some villages in the northern area of Sambisa forest, an official said. According to a statement by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the …

  • 12 November

    Troops Destroy Boko Haram Hideouts In Sambisa Forest

    Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly destroyed 13 Boko Haram hideouts in Sambisa Forest. Col. Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division of the Army, made the claim in a statement in Maiduguri on Sunday, adding that six soldiers were wounded during the operation while dozens of the …

February, 2017

  • 9 February

    Army To Host Arms Championship In Sambisa Forest

    The Nigerian Army has concluded plans to hold the 2017 Nigeria Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC 2017) in Sambisa Forest. The Nigeria Army Engineers (NAE) Corps has mobilised to site and commenced access roads clearance and construction of range and other facilities, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, …

December, 2016

  • 26 December

    Buhari Gets More Praises For Boko Haram Conquest

    President Muhammadu Buhari gets more praises for the military takeover of Sambisa Forest, said Garba Shehu, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity. Shehu said the governors of Jigawa, Kano, Yobe, Adamawa, Borno, Katsina, Kaduna and Sokoto, like their colleagues from South-East, South-South, South-West and North Central states, have …

  • 25 December

    Troops Arrest White Man In Sambisa Forest

    A white man, with nationality not yet disclosed, was arrested inside Sambisa Forest as Nigerian troops cleared Boko Haram insurgents out of their last fortress on Thursday. “The man is under custody and providing positive information”, said a soldier, who just returned to Maiduguri from the liberated forest. The Daily …

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