Members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect have started fleeing the Sambisa Forest owing to pressure from the Nigerian Army, DailyPost gathered.
There has been intense pressure on the sect members to free the over 200 teenage school girls, who have been in their custody for over 120 days.
Consequently, the insurgents are believed to have vacated the Sambisa Forest for the lake Chad regions, due to heavy pressure mounted on them by the military.
A source told our correspondent that the bulk of the insurgents, who were in the Sambisa Forest, had suddenly fizzled out to surrounding villages within the Lake Chad Basin.
According to him, “Our men have combed the entire Sambisa within our jurisdiction without seeing anything. We believe that they must have relocated to any of their several strongholds created over time, having declared a silent war on us.
“Remember that they did not keep the girls in one place and their new leader, who has also taken the title of the late shekau, has not been staying in one place too.
“But our intelligence team has been able to keep close tabs on them and has been doing its best to remain within international laws because of our border with three countries.
“Sambisa, within the Borno axis where our jurisdiction stops, has been vacated”.