[PHOTOS] Army says Terrorists now abandoning their masters

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The Army also added that the terrorist soldiers had taken to burying their weapons in the forest in an attempt to seek solace. The Nigerian Army has said that members of Boko Haram are now abandoning their masters.

Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015.
Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. (Reuters/Emmanuel Braun)

The Army also added that the terrorist soldiers had taken to burying their weapons in the forest in an attempt to seek solace.

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This was disclosed on Thursday, September 3, 2015, by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman during a news conference in Abuja.

He said:

“I have no iota of doubt in my mind that our troops will wipe out the insurgents in the shortest possible time and we are committed to this target.”

Nigerians soldiers destroy Boko Haram flag.Nigerians soldiers destroy Boko Haram flag.

“You are aware that our troops recaptured Gamboru Ngala last Tuesday and are now consolidating, mopping up and preparing for the next offensive against the terrorists.”

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“It is gratifying to note that most of the terrorist group leadership, has been decimated, while foot soldiers are abandoning their masters, burying their weapons in the forest and seeking solace.”

Battle ready Nigerian soldiers comb Sambisa Forest.Battle ready Nigerian soldiers comb Sambisa Forest.

“It is the achievements from harmonised efforts that have confirmed our stand that the insurgency would be ended as soon as possible.”

President Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar ShekauPresident Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Usman also said that the Army was already on course to meet the three-month deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the insurgency.

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