• Operation Rescue Finale: Nigerian Army flags off decisive campaign in Sambisa

    Operation Rescue Finale: Nigerian Army flags off decisive campaign in Sambisa

    The Theatre Commander of the counter-insurgency war tagged Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army has flagged off another clearance operation in the Sambisa forest tagged “Operation Rescue Finale”.

    Irabor stated this to journalists in a news conference in Maiduguri.

    Irabor said the focus of the latest operation on Sambisa is to rescue Chibok girls and other hostages and also rid the forest of remnants of insurgents inhabiting there.

    The Theatre Commander said that operations were temporarily […]

  • Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Counter-insurgency operations are ongoing in the notorious Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria, to clear remaining Boko Haram terrorists in the area, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said on Sunday.He says the army is not relenting in its counter-insurgency war.

    General Olonisakin gave the assurance during an operational visit to the Theatre Command and headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    The Chief of Defence Staff told journalists in Maiduguri that even though the “Operation Safe Corridor” […]

  • Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Alpha and F-17Ni jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a surprise night attack on Monday hit several targets and camps of the Boko Haram in Goni Kurmi inside Sambisa General Area.

    The bombing was part of Operation Forest Storm which was to eliminate retreating elements of Boko Haram fighters.

    The NAF released a video of the operation which lasted for one minute and twenty-two seconds showing at least two F-7Ni jets and one Alpha jet in a series of maneuvers […]

  • Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack inside Sambisa forest, arrest terrorist kingpin

    Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack inside Sambisa forest, arrest terrorist kingpin

    Nigerian troops engaged in the ongoing Operation Crackdown in the North East have repelled Boko Haram attacks inside Sambisa forest and arrested another terrorist kingpin.

    The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, disclosed that the troops of 21 Brigade and a rugged team of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) while on harbour inside the infamous forest for refitting, came unde terrorists’ attack about 1.45am on Saturday.

    However, Usman said, the gallant troops successfully repelled the attack.

    “They further followed up […]

  • Boko Haram members fleeing Sambisa hideout, says Army

    Boko Haram members fleeing Sambisa hideout, says Army

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army has said that the members of the Boko Haram Sect are fleeing from their Sambisa Forest hideout in large numbers.

    The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the insurgents were leaving the Sambisa Forest in droves to escape being killed in the intensified aerial and ground offensive by the military.

    Usman said the insurgents were fleeing Sambisa for various parts of the country.

    He urged the members of […]

  • Nigerian Troops rescue 20 more people from B’Haram Camp in Bama, Sambisa

    Nigerian Troops rescue 20 more people from B’Haram Camp in Bama, Sambisa

    With the ongoing operations of clearing the northeast of Boko Haram Terrorists, troops of the 103 Battalion stationed in Konduga, on Saturday, conducted 23 kilometers wide clearance operations in Rigaga and its adjourning villages in Bama axis.

    Col. Tukur Gusau revealed that the operations recorded a major success as four Boko Haram enclaves along the route of the operations were cleared and a number of terrorists were killed, while two were captured alive and currently undergoing investigation in accordance with the […]

  • Troops kill 30 Boko Haram Members, Rescue Captives In… See More Graphic pics

    Troops kill 30 Boko Haram Members, Rescue Captives In… See More Graphic pics

    Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang yesterday October 27th, carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest. The troops were able to kill 30 Boko Haram terrorists. See the photos below…

     

    The unit also rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists in the enclaves. A statement by the Nigeria Army spokesperson, said […]

  • American Troops commence Drone Operations Over Sambisa Forest, many B’Haram militants were spotted

    American Troops commence Drone Operations Over Sambisa Forest, many B’Haram militants were spotted

    Troops from the United States of America (USA) yesterday commenced drone surveillance over Sambisa forest in Borno State, North East Nigeria.

    Report gathered that many Boko Haram militants have been spotted by the troops inside Sambisa forest.

    Sambisa forest is widely believed to be the fortress of the notorious Boko Haram sect. It is said to be one of the locations where the insurgents are believed to be holding some of the over 200 school girls who were abducted from Government Secondary […]

  • Four soldiers injured as 25 more women and children are rescued from Sambisa Forest

    Four soldiers injured as 25 more women and children are rescued from Sambisa Forest

    It was gathered that the Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said that the Special Forces have rescued an additional 25 women and children during a raid on the dreaded Sambisa Forest.

    Olukolade also disclosed in a statement on Wednesday that during the operation, the soldiers destroyed seven camps which were being used by the insurgents for their training and operations. The Defence spokesman said that some of the insurgents were killed during the encounter with the troops but he […]

  • Number of rescued women and children hit 1,000 in Sambisa

    Number of rescued women and children hit 1,000 in Sambisa

    With about three weeks to the May 29, 2015 time frame given by the military to totally clear Sambisa forest of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, yesterday, it was gathered that the number of women, young ladies and children rescued by special forces has hit 1,000.

    It was disclosed that consequent on the pursuit of the terrorists and the sustained air and land bombardments, the terrorists have become tired of running away with many of the women particularly the younger […]