The Nigeria Army said it has deployed troops to Kaduna State in a bid to stop the killings in the southern part of the state.
This was as it said a total of 17,000 soldiers, have been promoted.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, made the disclosure Tuesday in Abuja, during a press briefing.
On the issue of training, Usman noted: “We will continue to accord high priority to training, regimentation and welfare of the troops.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has directed that the next Nigerian Army Small Arms Competition (NASAC) 2017 be conducted in the Sambisa forest.
“Already, efforts are on by the Nigerian army engineers to open more routes and construct bridges into the once Boko Haram haven to facilitate access to the forest.”