The latest onslaught on Boko Haram coincides with the admission by President Muhammadu Buhari that the December deadline to crush insurgency in the North East may be modified.
A military source yesterday said that troops of the Nigerian Army had started making an advancement towards Alagarno, a notorious hideout of the terrorists located between Borno and Yobe States.
Alagarno is one of the most deadly camps of Boko Haram where the insurgents have in the past four years been camping until recent increased attacks by the Nigerian military early this year, which led to the dislodgment of some of the insurgents.
The areas is also believed to serve as the spiritual headquarters of Boko Haram.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who also confirmed the development, said it was a strategic operation involving both the Nigerian Air Force and Army.
Col. Usman, however, declined providing further details so as not to give away the military’s strategies.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that top Boko Haram leaders are currently on the run, leaving behind cache of arms and corpses of their comrades at arms.