The Nigerian military will reclaim the expansive Sambisa forest reserve which has become a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, before President Goodluck Jonathan hands over power in less than two months.
National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki said this on Tuesday adding that Jonathan will on May 29 surrender power after losing the March 28 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.
While speaking to PRNigeria, a media organisation that distributes press statements of Nigeria’s security agencies, Dasuki said Sambisa forest, the most notable territory still controlled by Boko Haram, would have since been liberated but for the unfavourable weather condition prevailing in the area.
He said the terrain has been studied and troops to be deployed were ready saying right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest have been destroyed.
“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.
On the Chibok girls still in captivity one year after, Dasuki said the federal government was making effort to ensure that the girls are rescued from insurgents.
He spoke about the concern of Nigeria’s government and that of every Nigerian citizen over the girls’ welfare. Mr. Dasuki urged Nigerians to be patient as the military completes the routing of terrorists.