Army only captured Camp Zairo, not Sambisa Forest – Oby Ezekwesili

​Contrary to the claim by the Nigerian Government that the Sambisa forest, hideout of Boko Haram militant has been captured, the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG group, Oby Ezekwesili, has hinted that the Nigerian Army has not captured Sambisa Forest in Borno State as widely held.

Ezekwesili, who said the Sambisa forest was 18 times as large as Lagos State,  noted that the capturing of Boko Haram stronghold, Camp Zairo, by the military in December last year, was not the same as capturing the dreaded Sambisa forest.

The former education minister and her team were on Thursday taking on tour of Sambisa forest, led by Lai Mohammed, the information minister and head of the Nigerian Airforce.

She made this known after she joined on a guided tour to the forest,  on the invitation of the Federal Government.

She wrote on her Twitter handle @obyezeks: “The famous Camp Zairo in Sambisa?

“Well, it turns out that capturing Camp Zairo is NOT equal to capturing Sambisa.

“It is just a spot in there.”


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