In recent times reports indicated that there has been a heavy bombardment by the Air force fighter Jets to chase out Boko Haram insurgents out of the dreaded Sambisa forest, but men of the Vigilantes revealed that the insurgents are still hiding under caves inside the forest.
The Vigilantes who returned from Sambisa forest, revealed to our correspondent in Yola, Adamawa state capital Wednesday, that there are mighty caves and structures enclaves that has never been visited by them or the military.
The Chairman of the Vigilantes Group in Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Usman said that some of the insurgents are still hiding under caves in Sambisa forest around Gwoza, Madagali and Krichinga border towns between Adamawa and Borno States.
He said to the best of his knowledge nobody has entered into the core of the forest adding that they are making efforts to enter and ransack every nook and cranny of the forest.
Usman said they noticed anytime that the Airforce bombard the forest the insurgents normally hide inside caves and it will not have much effect on them.
Due to the mountainous nature and thickness of the dreaded Sambisa forest , he suggested that the only way out was to send foot soldiers into the forest to clear the insurgents.
He added that Vigilantes are ever ready but seeks the collaboration of the military to storm the forest adding that the bombardment by the military has done a great job at reducing the strength of the insurgents encamping in the forest.
“Nobody should say that we have completely wipe out the insurgents from Sambisa forest ” he said.
He however expressed optimism in the fight against insurgency saying the military are making frantic effort and very soon by God’s grace peace would return to the region.
A female Vigilante Mrs Adisa Tola told our correspondent that the reason why she joined the fight against insurgency is because of her passion for peace to return to the region.
She said she inherited the profession of hunting from her late father who was a great Hunter in Tola town of Adamawa State.
Adisa said she is bold as a lion adding that she has played great roles in the fight against insurgency as he alleged that the men Vigilantes cannot do the job alone without women.
She boasted that she has been a great hunters and a man in a women saying that the differences between her and men is the genital organ.
Adisa said the security situation is getting better saying the major tasked ahead was to storm the dreaded Sambisa forest which the insurgents is still using to coordinate their bombings in the cities and towns.