The Nigerian Army says it expects to take control of the last few strongholds of the Boko Haram in the North East over the next few weeks.
Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General LUCKY IRABOR in an interview with Reuters in Maiduguri, Borno state disclosed that the insurgents are now holed-up in a few pockets of the Sambisa forest.
According to General IRABOR, almost all the locations held by Boko Haram have been reclaimed, adding that only a few villages and towns are still occupied by the renegades.
He said much of the success is down to better military cooperation with Nigeria’s neighbors, especially Chad.
The Army Commander further said the Jihadists are in control of two towns in Abadam and Malafatori, near Lake Chad and that the Army is planning a new push into Sambisa after Gbandonia, an attempt due to torrential rain.
On the humanitarian situation, Major General LUCKY IRABOR said the army had rescued some twenty thousand people from Boko Haram, a fraction of one hundred and sixty two point two million people UNICEF said remained trapped in the Lake Chad region.