Video shows the moment Nigerian troops of operation desert sanity raided the home of a top Boko Haram commander deep inside Sambisa forest.
During the raid on the top Boko Haram commander’s building, troops searched the building and got hold of valuable documents that could aid investigation into the activities of the Islamist Insurgents.
Also discovered were about 1,500 different types of religious books written by different scholars.
The building also seem to have solar powered inverter for generating electricity.
Watch the video, posted by Zagazola, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst based in the Lake Chad region below;
The raid targeted a residential building of a top Boko Haram commander deep inside the Sambisa forest.
The forest is a stronghold of the jihadist group, Boko Haram, that are fierce rivals of ISWAP, another faction of the dreaded Islamic militants.
According to Zagazola, the building used to be an exclusive resort only to the Commanders. It was well decorated and sorrounded by trenches as can be seen in the above video.
The building was also said to been guarded by nothing less than 100 body guards of the top Boko Haram commander.
Zagazola wrote in a series of tweets that describes the building. He said;
“The house also has an Inverter for constant electricity and about 1,500 different varieties of books written by different Islamic scholars.”
“Some of the books were used for the indoctrination of people. The house also has a Senior Commanders Conference room for decision making.”
Sambisa forest occupies parts of Borno, Yobe, Gombe State and Bauchi State as a game reserve for safaris — cross country expeditions.
It is bordered on the south by Askira Local Government Area, on the west by Konduga and Jere Local Government Areas, and on the south by Danboa Local Government Area. Its name comes from a village called Sambisa.
Before the Nigerian Army began an onslaught against Boko Haram in the forest in 2015, it was a crucial bastion for Boko Haram rebels and a place to be feared by locals and visitors alike.
With the recent military onslaught, the Nigerian military has effectively taken over almost all the Boko Haram camps in the forest.