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BUHARI: We Finally Defeated Boko Haram


President Muhammadu Buhari sent a message to the military yesterday, praising them for their gallantry in the capture of the Sambisa terrorist nest.The Troops which has set terrorists’ heartland within the forest, also known as “camp zero” free Jubilated to their victory.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI
The military which have made all necessary effort in clearing the area captured by the boko haram sect invaded the area on thursday about 1.30pm and took over the final base where they group had mostly protected as their main base.

The capture of Sambisa forest followed sustained battles by the military, which recently launched what it called a final onslaught against the insurgents. The Boko Haram insurgents had been holed up in Sambisa forest for many years and used the base for the planning and execution of terror attacks in different parts of the North-east. But in his Yuletide message recently, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen.Turkur Buratai, told troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the code-name for the military operation in the North-east, to ensure that the terrorists were completely rooted out of Sambisa forest and other fortresses by the end of the year.

Meanwhile the president had praised the Troops for their victorious actions in cl-earing the insurgencies and recapturing of the area. In a statement he said:“I am delighted and most proud of the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army, on receipt of the long-awaited and most gratifying news of the final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa forest.”

Mr President also urged the troops to ensure that the long missing chibok girls should be located.

Two hundred and seventy six schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, but 57 were said to have escaped. Two of the girls were found and rescued in May, while 21 were released by their captors on October 13. The whereabouts of the remaining 196 remain unknown.

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