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Army arrests 40 foreigners after Sambisa Forest’s fall

28 December 2016, 17:02

Maiduguri - More than 40 foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest.

The foreigners are suspected to be providing back-up for Boko Haram.

Also read: White Man arrested in Sambisa Forest

The profiling of the foreigners has started to determine whether or not they were working in cahoot with Boko Haram insurgents, who are fleeing their former stronghold.

The identities of the foreigners and their missions in Sambisa Forest will not be revealed untill after a thorough screening has been completed, reports Nation.

The military has blocked all known entry and exit points to Sambisa Forest to lodge out the remnants of the insurgents.

According to a military source, several other people rescued are also been screened.

On the fate of the remaining Chibok girls, the source said: “The fleeing Boko Haram insurgents must have relocated them from Sambisa Forest but we are already hunting for them.”

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