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Nigerian Army to Storm Sambisa Forest in Search of Missing Borno Girls



Nigeria Army to Search for Borno Girls Bella Naija

Four different battalions of the Nigerian Army have reportedly been mobilised to search for the missing Borno school girls in Sambisa Forest, one of Boko Haram’s bases where it is believed the girls were initially taken.

In addition, police surveillance helicopters, and  fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force have allegedly also been mobilised and are waiting for the command to begin the joint security operations for rescue efforts of the girls.

Battalions “have been positioned in the North, South, East and West of the Sambisa forest so that when the troops move in from all the angles, there will be no escape route for the terrorists,” Vanguard reports.

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It has been reported that a majority of the girls were taken to Chad and Cameroon, where they have been sold off as wives for N2,000 each to Boko Haram sect members. Shouldn’t search efforts take place in these two regions as well?


  1. OgeAdiro

    May 2, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Wahala dey!

  2. Emy

    May 2, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Day just break una abi? What is even in that forest sef? The military knew about the sambisa forest way before those girls were kidnapped, why are they still stalling? Waiting for orders from commander-in-chief? Goodluck nor get that time o, 2015 on his mind. Smh!

  3. Zainab

    May 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Iwoyi laaro

  4. missy J

    May 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

    1. How many students are in that village school that 276 of them were kidnapped just one night raid? 2. What did Boko Haram use to kidnap 276 students at once? Luxury bus,aircraft or witchcraft? 3. Are they all boarding students? 4. why did it take the school authorities/Borno State government almost more than one week to realize that the figure of the supposely abducted students was no longer 124? 5. Is it that easy to escape from Boko Haram that almost 40 of the girls were able to flee? 6. How did they find their way home from the supposed forest that they were taken to? 7. Why did the principal of the school recant after giving information to the military authorities that soldiers rescued some girls? hmmm I have a weak conviction that the scenario was created to achieve a predetermined end. That is why nobody is blaming the DPO, Area commissioner, Army Commander, Field Commander, SSS state Director, the state governor, the CDS, the NSA or the security agencies. Rather, all accusing fingers are pointing at the president. What is the motive? – Make the president look insensitive,bad, wicked callous and indeed unelectable again. – Make it look the emergency rule in the states has not worked. – Stop the president from extending the emergency rule any further. – Pollute the minds of Nigerians so that the president cannot impose total emergency rule that will see to the suspension of all democratic structures in those states(constitutional or unconstitutional). The plan is to cry wolf where there is none and they have succeeded in doing that in order to get sympathy

    • mrs chidukane

      May 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

      Some of the girls said they left when the truck conveying them broke down. The truth is that when someone wants you to fail,you do everything in your power not to.We know these northerners are master minding the whole thing to discredit him and they have succeeded. Nigerians have always pointed at the central figure because that’s where the power is.No-one is channeling the attention to him,his incompetence has put him in this position. People voted for him with their hearts,he has done nothing to justify the trust placed in him.I could write an article on how GEJ failed Nigerians.People are just fed up with his indecisiveness

    • Tim Olowa

      June 5, 2014 at 6:55 am

      You see the question is where was the Borno Governor while the girls were taken/abducted from Chibok to the forest that sad night?
      2, Why should federal government/President established secondary school while Boko Haram warfare has been going on for five years in that province, not after the war in the area?
      3, Borno province got University , Colleges/Teacher’ training before the Boko Haram insurgencies
      started in 2002/2009, why Boko Haram did not border to dislodged them or abducted the students or killed them?
      Please ask those questions from the president for Christ sake?

  5. ..just saying

    May 2, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Medicine after death…After the girls have been carried away …mscheeew!

  6. x-factor

    May 2, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Na today? If he had given a matching order to rescue the girls in 24 hours and stayed put to monitor progress rather than go on a dancing spree in Kano, May be , Just May be the story would have been a lot different!

  7. ScarletXianne

    May 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    SMH….if they are in Sambisa forest and u hv announced that you are going to Sambisa forest, will they still be there when you reach? Shouldn’t some things be secret?

    • Sandi

      May 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

      If it is kept secret won’t you accuse them of doing nothing?

    • BubblyBliss

      May 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Really Sandi? When America started their war on terror did we not know without them telling their strategy? Where in the world have you heard the military publicly map out their strategies and target locations before they strike? When they went to find Osama, did they do a public service announcement?
      Abeg think well before you come to defend stupidity.

    • Sandi

      May 5, 2014 at 8:19 am

      @Bubblybliss, yes the Americans do announce th location of where they’re going. Americans have been criticised for putting way too much information out there. Their journalists follow them to their locations. America is notorious for that. They always state where they’re going and what they’re going to do there. It is their transparency law. It is one of the ways the citizens keep their leaders in check from committing acts against humanity, considering their history. But even still a strategy wasn’t given, a detailed how wasn’t mentioned, a turn by turn wasn’t given. At the end of the day, a strategy wasn’t given by the Nigerian government. I know it’s easy to be a smart alec, but try and make sure when you rebutt someone you are also up on the information. Thank you

  8. kk

    May 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    i dont think dey should be announing it,if u wnt to catch a thief u dont need to broadcast it

  9. buqui

    May 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

    this is one of my problem with our security agencies. when you want to take an enemy out you have to keep your strategies to yourself. your strategies should be top secret. let them go and read “the art of war” by sun tzu. now you are comin out to say you are going to storm sambisa forest, do you think boko haram will sit down and wait for u. the military should not talk too much….u take the enemy by surprise.

  10. Ada

    May 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Is this not supposed to be confidential? Why announce your area of search to the public? Supposing these girls are held there, do they think boko haram will fold their arms and wait for them?? This is an absolute joke, some operations should be confidential, something between the security team and officials. Someone needs to go and watch ’24’.

  11. Tee

    May 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

    How many times will we hear this. All the so called storming they’ve been doing since and still no result.

  12. omo warri

    May 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Na now dey break….after boko don marry the girls off na him our naija army just dey wake up to comb sambisa forest…..boko go sit down dey wait 4 una ba!! 2day, na innocent man pikin dem abduct….2moro dem go find the corpse of the children of all of u politicuans wey be troubler of Naija dead in the various mansions wey una buy abroad….they will be dead due drug overdose & they will bcome useless etc….unless u guyz repent.

  13. Son of Nigeria

    May 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Trust me these grls are not missing……this is a set up….for how long are we waiting to see their pictures and so they don’t have teachers why would they wait for their parents to come and complain, can’t they go to the school and conform… people STOP messing our country with these missing grls issue… LIES!

  14. Son of Nigeria

    May 2, 2014 at 9:33 am

    The Government can’t do anything because nothing is missing…..those grls are not missing!!!!!!

  15. Marian

    May 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I do not know why they are informing the public. Boko Haram strikes without any clue. Now its on air and the news which would make dis people be prepared. They r supposed to be taken unawares. Its now they r taking such an action after two weeks they should have done dis as soon as they got info dat d gals were taken IMO. I don tire sef. For more on God’s word,recipes and marriage check

  16. God is love

    May 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    God bless u son of nigeria..I thought I was the only one that felt thesame way

  17. I dey here

    May 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I wish them journey mercies. Not easy to be army’s wife. It is well. But I strongly believe something must be done very fast if not Bokoharam are set for war o, they are seriously ready to wipe off the country. But God will not allow them,He will turn their wisdom to foolishness in Jesus name, AMEN!

  18. Charmy

    May 2, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Bellanaija and all please join the prayer chain today by 12noon. We are targeting a minimum of 1million people. Please if u love your country, do it. Won’t take anything from you. God bless you.Please re-broadcast

  19. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    May 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    A day late and a pound short darlings.

  20. Cba_85

    May 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Just now they’re doing something? When were these girls kidnapped again? Smh. Stupid people.

  21. slimjosh

    May 6, 2014 at 11:21 am

    234 girls are missing and 234 is Nigeria’s country
    code…is there sum coincidence???Ihave been
    pondering over this kidnap situation and something
    dont add up hence these questions. The students are
    said to be SSS3 student writing physics examination.
    QUESTIONS: 1. Why are their names not yet published
    by the school, state government and WAEC? 2.Why
    are their pictures not over the news media? 3. How
    come all 234 students are in SSS3 and all came to
    write physics examination when the total number of
    students in the whole school are around 1200? 4. It
    was announced that the Borno states govt gave N1m
    each to parents of the missing girls. If thats true.
    QUESTIONS: 1.Why was this money given to these
    parents, was it as compensation for the kidnaps or
    compensation for their deaths? 2. On Tuesday 29th
    April 2014, the senator from Borno said in the senate
    that the girls had been taken out of the country to
    Chad, Niger and Cameroon and married off to their
    adoptors. QUESTIONS: How come these senators know
    so much, who are their informants? Why is the wife of
    the state governor organising women to pressure FG in
    Abuja after the National Security Council has ordered
    the armed forces to use all state resources to secure
    the release of the adopted Girls. I just wonder how 200
    girls can be kidnapped at once. How come we havent
    seen those girls who they said have escaped on tv? If
    the Ss3 student aren’t up to 120 in a school of 1200,
    how is it possible 234 girls are missing? Where are the
    school authorities? We haven’t seen any of them on tv.
    WHO IS FOOLING WHO? I need objective answers pls,
    its time all Nigerians start asking questions than
    drawing to conclusions. # DeadCuriousReBroadcast we
    must know the truth #BringBackOurGirls#

  22. oge

    May 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I pray o!

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