The Nigerian Army has said it is hosting the 2017 edition of its small arms competition in the once dreaded Sambisa Forest, a former enclave of terrorist group, Boko Haram.
he terrorist group was largely flushed out of the expansive forest in 2016 after a sustained onslaught by ground troops of the Nigerian Army ably assisted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The Nigerian military and the presidency announced victory over Boko Haram after the troops took control of Camp Zairo – the headquarters of the terrorist group inside the Sambisa forest.
In another development, the Nigerian Army says it has destroyed over 900 arms and ammunition after a 60-day disarmament exercise carried out by the Rivers state government.
The weapons, including explosives, were recovered during the state government’s amnesty programme which was concluded in November 2016.
Thousands of cultists and their gang leaders from Ikwere and Obio Akpor Local Government Areas had surrendered their arms during the grace period given by the state government.
The destruction exercise was conducted by officers and men of 6 division of the Nigerian Army.
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