Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fears Over Boko Haram Relocation Of Abducted ChibokGirls From Sambisa Forest

Screenshot of video released by Boko
Haram showing some of the abducted
Chibok schoolgirls
BORNO—There were fears yesterday
that Boko Haram terrorists may have
relocated the over 200 abducted girls of
Government Secondary School, Chibok
and other abducted victims from

Sambisa forest to their new haven in
Balmo Forest, which borders Borno and
Bauchi states.
Vanguard gathered that communities
contiguous to Sambisa forest raised the
alarm through phone messages when
they saw a large number of Boko
Haram militants leaving the dense
jungle early in the day on Wednesday
and driving towards the border town
with Bauchi.
When Vanguard contacted a military
source, it was learnt that the security
agencies had started mapping out
strategies to deal with the development
while efforts are on to ensure security
beef up in the areas where the
insurgents were believed to be
relocating to.
The apparent relocation of the
insurgents follows an embarrassing
incident two days ago when close to
500 Nigerian soldiers fled to
neighbouring Cameroon in order to
escape from a fierce contingent of Boko
Haram militants that attacked
Gamboru-Ngala, a major town near the
border with Cameroon.
A text message sent by Vanguard last
night to the Director of Defence
Information, Major General Chris
Olukolade on the issue, was not
responded to.
It will be recalled that the Chibok girls
were abducted in April this year.
Security sources believed that the
insurgents were relocating from
Sambisa forest for fears of a major
offensive by the military in a bid to
rescue the abducted girls and
demobilise their operational

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