The capture of Camp Zairo also known as Camp Zero was the biggest news in Nigeria on Wednesday, 28 November as its gallant land troops and Air Force flushed Boko Haram insurgents out of their main fortress in Sambisa Forest.
This video details how Nigerian troops invaded the Forest and also how Boko Haram insurgents scampered when they found that the troops had strategically rounded them.
At Chronicle NG, we say a very big ‘Thank You’ to our defiant troops who pulled this off and we also pay respect to all fallen heroes.
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Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.
The group was led by Abubakar Shekau until August 2016, when he was succeeded by Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
The group had alleged links to al-Qaeda, but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Since the current insurgency started in 2009, it has killed 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was ranked as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015.
After its founding in 2002, Boko Haram’s increasing radicalization led to a violent uprising in July 2009 in which its leader was summarily executed.
Its unexpected resurgence, following a mass prison break in September 2010, was accompanied by increasingly sophisticated attacks.
These attacks were initially against soft targets, and progressing in 2011 to include suicide bombings of police buildings and the United Nations office in Abuja.
The government’s establishment of a state of emergency at the beginning of 2012, extended in the following year to cover the entire northeast of Nigeria, led to an increase in both security force abuses and militant attacks.