The military forces of Nigeria, has revealed on Wednesday, that over 80 per cent of the Sambisa Forest had been captured from the insurgents as it insisted that the counter-insurgency war in the North-East would soon be over.
Also pointing out that the Nigerian Military has began the road constructions into Boko haram’s Sambisa and Alagarno havens.
In like manner, the military disclosed at a press conference by the head of counter-insurgency operation in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, that 1,880 civilians mostly women were rescued from the insurgents in the last one week.
Furthermore, Irabor disclosed that within the last one week, 504 suspected Boko Haram insurgents were arrested with 19 insurgents who were reported to have voluntarily surrendered.
He noted that 37 foreigners were arrested by the military and they were undergoing interrogations to ascertaining their relationship with the terrorists.
According to Irabor during the press conference in Maiduguri, televised live to the nation, “We have embarked on roads construction within the Sambisa Forest to open up the area and also to ease our operations within the theatre.
“I call on individuals and corporate organisations to come in and support the military, as everything cannot be left to government alone. They can support us with construction materials and other materials, as roads are essential in reviving the economic development of the North-East,” he said.
Irabor warned members of the public, especially female students of tertiary institutions to be wary of new recruitment website, insisting that “Boko Haram insurgency is an evil that is meant to destroy the society.”
He also revealed saaying that: “I also urge the general public to continue to support the military in our final move to wipe out insurgency in the North-East through the provision of useful information and not to follow the ways of some media outfits that are bent on bringing down the military.”