The Theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor has told journalist in Maiduguri yesterday, Sunday that the special squad are already combing the heart of the Sambisa forest.
“I want to inform you that troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole are conducting operations in the heart of Sambisa as we speak.” “The troops are deep into the forest to smoke out Boko Haram terrorists,” he said.
Irabor told newsmen that the troops were led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian Army Maiduguri Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu.
“In fact the GOC 7 division is leading the operations,” Irabor said
He also revealed that over 1,000 civilians have been rescued from the terrorists.