n Africa Conflict Monitor - Clearing the Sambisa forest of Boko Haram - : West Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2015, Issue 06
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Boko Haram has made use of the Sambisa forest as a sanctuary and staging point for several years. Efforts by the Nigerian military to sweep the forest in the past have been largely ineffectual. In mid-2015, the Nigerian military re-entered Sambisa with renewed focus in the hope of dealing a decisive blow to the insurgency.

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