Members of the Boko Haram sect are regrouping in Sambisa Forest, according to reports.
Terrorists regrouping in Sambisa Forest
The terrorists have gathered in large numbers in the notorious stronghold forcing Nigerian soldiers to retreat.
The terrorists have gathered in large numbers in the notorious stronghold forcing Nigerian soldiers to retreat, AFP reports.
“Boko Haram are in large numbers in Sambisa. All their fighters who were pushed out of Bama, Dikwa, Gwoza and Damboa (in Borno state) all moved to Boko Haram camps in Sambisa,” a member of the local vigilante, who chose to remain anonymous, said.
“Boko Haram have buried landmines all over the routes leading to their camps in the forest, which is no doubt a huge obstacle retarding the military offensive against them,” he added.
A major military operation to secure the forest started this week but was stalled by the deaths of one soldier and three vigilante members from landmine explosions.
National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki had earlier said that the troops would recapture the forest before May 29, 2015, when the government of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in.
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