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Sambisa Will Be Liberated Before May 29 – NSA
The National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, has assured Nigerians that Sambisa Forest, the famed hideout of Boko Haram in Borno State, will be freed from terrorists before May 29 the Goodluck Jonathan administration hands over to a new government.
Dasuki, who spoke on behalf of security agencies in the country on the anniversary of the Chibok girls’ abduction, said that Sambisa is the last stronghold of the insurgents.
“Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest, have been destroyed,” Dasuki said.
The NSA disclosed that but for the unfavourable weather condition, Sambisa would have been captured, and Added that necessary intelligence is being gathered in readiness for the operation.
“Every movement of the terrorists is being monitored and every necessary detail is being taken care of to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation,” he said.
According to the security chief, the government values the life of every Nigerian, not just the abducted girls.
He said further that Boko Haram insurgents had abducted young and old and male and female Nigerians and that the government was doing all it can to find and rescue them.
“Aside the Chibok girls, other Nigerian girls, boys, men and women were abducted by the terrorists and all efforts are being made to rescue them all.”
Following security concern in the northeast, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the prompting of security agents postponed by six weeks the 2015 elections initially set for February 14 and 28.
Dasuki had told the world that before the rescheduled elections, which have since been held on March 28 and April 11, every known Boko Haram camp would be taken out to allow for a peaceful election.
“All known Boko Haram camps will be taken out. They won’t be there. They will be dismantled,” he had promised.