If this news is true, ISIS just lost some of their foot soldiers in that region. Boko Haram was known for allegedly kidnapping hundreds of girls and holding them as hostages. American celebrities and lawmakers created a hashtag “FreeOurGirls” on social media in an attempt to shame the terrorist group.
BREAKING: Nigerian president claims Boko Haram has been crushed, driven from last stronghold in Sambisa Forest
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 24, 2016
I am not sure I can believe this until proof is shown. I know I get an email from Nigeria all the time telling me I have millions over there so this news could have been created in that same think tank. Show me proof and let’s go from there.
From Associated Press:
Nigeria’s president says the Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed, has been driven from its last forest stronghold with fighters on the run and no place to hide.
But despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s victorious announcement Saturday, Nigeria is unlikely to see an end soon to the deadly suicide bombings, village attacks and assaults on remote military outposts carried out by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremist group.
Buhari says “gallant troops” on Friday drove the insurgents out of their “Camp Zero” deep in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. The forest is also believed to hold more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 by Boko Haram from a school in the town of Chibok.
Buhari urges troops to intensify efforts “to locate and free our remaining Chibok girls still in captivity.”
I am not the only one to hold my cheering for this news. Check out these responses:
@AP Claims? I get all sorts of claims from Nigeria in my email, none of those are true
— Jack Thompson (@rovingwaves) December 24, 2016
@AP In the realm of ‘claims’- it seems possible to say anything. What other strongholds are out there? Is there a closure now?
— joseph amenaghawon (@jogbosky) December 24, 2016
@AP Okayyyyyy Ill believe that. Give it a few months and they will be resurrected. WATCH
— John Q Public (@QPublic8) December 24, 2016
@AP they exactly same thing by this time last year. We rarely believe their half-truths.
— Hope Evangelist (@HMCMmadudili) December 24, 2016
Boko Haram ‘ousted from forest bastion’ https://t.co/cwcTDc29H4
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 24, 2016
News of Nigerian Army defeating Boko Haram in their most dominant stronghold is truly gratifying. Gift to all Nigerians as we round up 2016
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) December 24, 2016
What do you think? Could this be a hoax? Do you believe the Nigerian leader? I am holding out until I see more proof.
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