Boko Haram militia group is gradually losing battle to Nigeria soldiers following the soldiers’ invasion into the Sambisa Forest in northern Nigeria.
Sambisa forest is the largest stronghold of the Boko Haram, where the group is believed to be hiding and training young recruits.
The forest is the only barricade between the soldiers and the Islamic militants say Nigeria military. The troops add that liberating the forest off Boko Haram has proved to be a challenge after the military gained control of most of the towns in Northern Nigeria.
Boko Haram is suspected to be holding captive more than 200 girls who were captured from Chibok town. These girls have been missing for over a year now as President-elect Buhari vows to put an end to these militants.
The abducted girls by the Boko Haram are believed to have been turned into sex slaves. Some have been used to conduct suicide bombings in Nigeria markets while others have been trained to act as their informants. This trend has continued to worry most Nigerian parents who are still in search of their girls.
If Boko Haram loses Sambisa forest, this will be a huge milestone for the forces that have collaborated with Nigeria to fight these insurgents.
Source: Voice of America