Boko Haram terrorists have been moving fast, conquering towns across Borno state; but their action may not be simply what it appears and has nothing to do with establishing a so-called Caliphate as they said, copying a page from ISIS.
According to details from Borno, the reason Boko Haram has been forced out of Sambisa forest is due to the current rainy season flooding taking place in the forest.
Rains arrived late this year and there have been heavy downpours causing significant flooding. Sambisa forest has come under severe flooding making life impossible for the terrorists who used to camp comfortably in tents with generators and fridges in this and other jungles.
Over 200 girls were abducted in April this year adding to hundreds of Nigerian men and women abducted by the terrorists. Some of these abductees would have also been moved into captured towns, out of the flooded forests.
The Nigerian military and Civilian-JTF are expected to be taking advantage of this forced tactical change to combat the terrorists. We hope.