Sambisa operation will end with rescue of Chibok girls, says

Sambisa operation will end with rescue of Chibok girls, says DHQ


The Defence Headquarters has revealed that army troops would soon conclude its operations in the Sambisa Forest which will entail rescuing all Boko Haram captives, including the Chibok Girls.

According to Punch, The Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, made the development known in an exclusive interview Sunday.

He said: “We should allow for calm in this operation, which is still ongoing. We have yet to come to point zero. We have taken over the heart and the centre of Sambisa.

“The operation will culminate with Operation Rescue Finale which will end only when all the captives, including the Chibok girls have been rescued, and this would be soon.

“There are things we want to keep to ourselves for now. Everyone should understand that now that Sambisa is under the control of the military, there will be more rescues. We cannot say what will jeopardise the rescue operations of the troops.”

When asked whether Sambisa would become a settlement for people, the DDI said the military had yet to make a decision.

“What we will do with Sambisa is still left with us. “We have completely left that as a secret. It is our secret. People shouldn’t preempt us,” he added.

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