The Nigerian military on Wednesday said the feared enclave of the Boko Haram, Sambisa Forest, has been demystified and the insurgent group still trapped in the hideouts cannot come out to launch attack on the rest of the nation.
Addressing a press conference to highlight the successes of the Nigerian troops against the Boko Haram insurgents in recent weeks, the Commander of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the forest is completely surrounded by the Nigerian troops and there is no escape for any insurgents still holed up there.
Irabor said it has become impossible for the insurgents still holed up in the Sambisa Forest to get out or for them to have access to civilization to get any supply.
He said the soldiers are only waiting for the insurgents holed up in the forest to surrender as life has become unbearable for them.
He said if they do not come out soon enough, the troops would move further into the forest to level it.
He however assured that there is no escape for any insurgent still trapped within the forest as the troops have taken positions at all access routes leading into and out of the forest.