More than 3,000 people have returned to their homes in Borno state after the Nigerian troops recaptured Sambisa Forest from Boko Haram terrorists.
According to pictures shared by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman on Monday, December 26, the locals returned to their houses after a confidence-building visit to the region by Lt. General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
He took to his Facebook page to share the pictures and captioned it thus:
“Following the clearance of Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest and confidence building visit to celebrate the Yuletide period with troops in Operation LAFIYA DOLE by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, over 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons returned to Damasak town, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State today.
“To receive the returnees was a combined team of Local Government Officials, traditional rulers, village elders, and religious leaders. Similarly, the Military, Civilian JTF and Vigilantes screened the returnees.”