The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the terrorists in the region.
According to the Army Chief, the advancement is an onslaught to finally flush out remnants of insurgents from the forest and rescue all those abducted in that area.
He added: “This year (2016), the whole Army Headquarters will be moving into the North East to celebrate Christmas and New Year with our troops.’’
Buratai described the bottle water initiative for free distribution to troops as “quite historic and the first of its kind.’’
He said: “The…
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