Abuja - The military has commenced an operation in Sambisa Forest in Borno State to flush out Boko Haram insurgents, Punch reports.
The forest is widely believed to be the major hideout of the insurgents in the North-East.
The military high command decided to invade the vast forest in order to make the North-West safe for the general elections.
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It was learnt that Air Force jets started the raid on Monday.
The military was said to be combing the forest because of intelligence reports that some of the insurgents who were dislodged from some communities in the North- East were moving back to the forest.
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