Two Part Series.
- Reorganisation and preparation.
- Operation Lafya Dole (final offensive )
Through out history, the struggle for peace and stability largely comes to fruition through wars fought by soldiers, and sailors and airmen. Men who trade their most precious possessions for a heroes welcome reverence, or the return in honour. The men and women in the frontlines of Counter Insurgency.
Many Nigerian soldiers and pilots did not return in honour, but they share in the heroic martyrdom of the battlefield, and the reverence of an appreciative society.
This is the pictorial dramatization of how Boko Haram were beaten, lost all held territories and pushed out of th Sambisa forest.
After three failed attempts, Nigeria ‘s war hero General Muhammadu Buhari finally wins the presidency.
Before moving into Aso -Rock (presidential villa), which was undergoing renovation works, Nigeria ‘s new president summons the Service Chiefs to his private residence…
…..and fires them
Hours after foreign the nation’s Service Chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari approves the appointment of their replacements as well as that of a new National Security Adviser, NSA.
AUGUST 12, 2015
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari gives his newly appointed Service Chiefs a three months deadline to defeat Boko Haram.
President Buhari orders the Joint Military Command headquarters to be moved from Abuja to Maiduguri, the epicentre of the war against Boko Haram.
The Nigerian Army begin massing forces in preparation for a major offensive on Boko Haram’s major fortress- Sambisa forest. The Sambisa forest is 70 kilometres from Maiduguri.
In the first week of December Nigerian forces began massing around the Sambisa forest in a blockade aimed at cutting off the insurgents from reinforcements and support.
On the Southern axis, 60 km from Maiduguri hard hitting self propelled howitzer and artillery guns took firing positions.
With Boko Haram encircled and cut off from the outside world, zero hour has arrived. The final offensive to could decide the faith of Boko Haram and its dream for an Islamic Caliphate.
End of Part One.