12346534_10206614224665760_614966194519810196_nThe Nigerian Army in continuing its recent onslaught against the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Sambisa Forest, freed many hostages and dislodged some Boko Haram insurgents, who fled on sighting them.
Army sources indicated that Boko Haram fighters could not escape into towns as there were many check points at all Sambisa exits and entry routes.
The Soldiers destroyed Boko Haram paraphenalia like flags, books, motorcycles etc.
The Sambisa Forest is a forest in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. It is in the southwestern part of Chad Basin National Park, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. The forest has an area of 60,000 square kilometres (23,000 sq mi).
The Sambisa forest is located at the northeastern tip of the west Sudanian Savanna and the southern boundary of the Sahel Acacia Savanna about 60 km. south east of Maiduguri the capital of the state of Borno. It occupies about 60,000 square kilometers in the states of Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi along the corridor Darazo, Jigawa, and some parts of Kano state farther north. It is administered by the Local government areas of Nigeria of Askira/Uba in the south, by Damboa in the southwest, and by Konduga and Jere in the west.
The name of the forest comes from the village of Sambisa which is on the border with Gwoza in the East. The Gwoza hills in the East have peaks of 1,300 meters above sea level and form part of the Mandara Mountains range along the Cameroon-Nigeria border. The forest is drained by seasonal streams into the Yedseram and the Ngadda Rivers.

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