Two senior Nigerian Army officers escaped any harm as their convoy encountered and cleared four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza on Saturday.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the north-east to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said negotiations are ongoing for the release of more Chibok schoolgirls still in the custody of the Boko Haram terrorists.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has called for deliberate effort to remove mines from the Sambisa after the sack of the terrorists from the forest.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the conduct of the 2017 Nigerian‐Army Small Arms Championship, (NASAC) in‐side the notorious Sambisa forest, former ‐enclave for the Boko Haram insurgents, has signified the end of the terrorist group.
Changing her son’s nappy, a wry smile flickered across Aisha’s face as she recalled the power she wielded as the wife of a leading Boko Haram commander, living in the jihadists’ forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.
.Calls For Vigilance
Following the recovery of a treasure trove of materials from the decimated Boko Haram, the Federal Government has called on the media and the general public to be vigilant, saying the decimated group has shifted its strategy towards dominating the media space, propagating a perverted version of Shariah law and giving the impression that it is still holding territory.
The United States Director of Defence Intelligence Agency, Lt Gen Vincent Stewart, has commended the resilience of the Nigerian Armed Forces for defeating Boko Haram and chasing them out of their once safe haven, Sambisa forest.