Photos: Lai Mohammed, Oby Ezekwesili In Sambisa Forest To Search For Missing Chibok Girls

Oby Ezekwesili in sambisa forest search chibok girls

January 16, 2017 – Pictures: Lai Mohammed, Oby Ezekwesili In Sambisa Forest To Search For Missing Chibok Girls

Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili on Monday participated in a search sorties for missing Chibok girls in Sambisa.

NAN reports that another member of BBOG, Hajia Aisha Yusuf, some Air Force Commanding Officers in the North East operation and selected reporters from local and foreign media participated in the exercise.

The team, who were carried in two Beechcraft 350 surveillance aircraft, departed the Yola Air Force Base at about 2.30 p.m.

NAN correspondent, who was among the team, reports that the aircraft flying at about15,000 feet altitude entered the Sambisa general area, 35 minutes after departure.

The search sorties  in the forest, which lasted for over an hour, took the team to Camp Zairo,  hitherto the  stronghold of the Boko Haram, captured by the home troop on Dec.  22, as well as other key spots in the forest.

Sambisa forest is said to cover 60,000 square kilometres which is about 18 times the size of Lagos and 85 per cent of Borno State land surface.

With the aid of sophisticated inbuilt surveillance camera in the aircraft, the team were shown the video images  of burnt vehicles and camps of the Boko Haram insurgents particularly Camp Zairo.

The burnt areas according to the Commanding Officers were consequent of attacks carried out by air strike and ground troops of the military.

The images of the tracks of the insurgents as well as the locations of the ground troops of the military who have occupied the forest were also shown to the team.

NAN reports that one of the surveillance aircraft discovered skeletal movement of some sort in the forest.

The aircraft, thereafter, proceeded to Airforce Base Maiduguri, the headquarters of 105 Composite group for surveillance report and refueling.

Upon arrival at Maiduguri Airforce Base at about 4.30 p.m. and after the surveillance briefing on the skeletal movement, an Alpha fighter jet flown by only a pilot unaccompanied was deployed into the forest.

The team later left Maiduguri for Yola .

NAN reports that another search sorties by the team is billed for the midnight and would last till morning. 

10 thoughts on “Photos: Lai Mohammed, Oby Ezekwesili In Sambisa Forest To Search For Missing Chibok Girls

  1. Are they really searching for those missing girls or just doing photo and videos shots? Can they survive living in Sambisa forest harsh and dangerous conditions for just 24 hours. I salute our men and woman in military uniforms bringing the fight to those animals in that forest. But I will be happier if Boko Haram terrorists leader-Sakau is killed or capture alive before his eventual public excusion. President Buhari has delivered beyond expectations on his promise of destroying Boko Haram terrorism in the NE region. But the battle is not over yet until all the terrorists surrender or are killed, and all their sponsors or money bags are arrested for crime against humanity and for aiding terrorists to kill innocent Nigerians.

  2. With the pictures showing here doesn’t look like forest to me. “Might be forest in the eyes of APC GOVERNMENT”

    A place like this without a single tree is where you guys are searching for the CHIBOK GIRLS. THE MILITARY COULD NOT FIND THE CHIBOK GIRLS IS THIS MOHAMMED GUY AND OBY will do the magic.

  3. May God forgive all our sins, and crown the efforts of these teams in search of the girls, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen

  4. this people just dey show off! so our army no dey try or wetin, you sure say the duo are not up to sometin, eg romance!

  5. About time.Just because Trump has been asking why are all Chibok girls not yet rescued?.Mtcheeeew. Yeye de smell like skunk.Continue to deceive yourselves.

  6. why now?why not 2yrs ago,why not last yr,these people really good in acting,,,,,,this is action film in Nigeria,,,let’s enjoy it

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