The Nigerian military says it has launched an operation, to raid the horrific Sambas forest and save the rest of the Chibok girls, who have been held captive for over two years now.
General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), revealed this information in Lagos, where he said that the operation, which is named ‘Operation Crackdown’, recently launched into Sambisa and has begun yielding positive results.
The General, who was commissioning projects put in place by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas at the Nigerian Navy Barracks, as part of the marking of the 60th anniversary of the Nigerian navy, took some time out to speak to journalists. It was during those moments, he revealed that the military had launched an operation to the rescue the kidnapped girls.
According to the General, this operation was a final push against the Boko Haram terrors, noting that the military had already deployed ground and aerial operatives, deep inside the Sambisa forest, with hopes of wiping out all hideouts of Boko Haram, to rescue the girls, as well as other victims.
He said, “The operation is progressing an part of its benefit was the recent rescue of two of the Chibok girls. The operation is ongoing and we will continue to move into Sambisauntil we rid that place of all terrorists. As long as that is on, we will continue until we clear the whole area.”
The General went ahead to note, that the insurgency could be completely stopped or eradicated, however the military had been able to decimate the extremist group to the the extent, where they would not be able to carry out any more acts of terrorism.
“We will continue to ensure we step up our game, while the Joint Task Force is doing everything possible to rid the nation of terrorists,” he stated.