Nigeria Destroys 10 More Boko Haram Camps in Offensive

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The Nigerian army has reportedly cleared 10 additional Boko Haram camps over the weekend, according to military officials.

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In an official statement that was released on Sunday, the Nigerian Defense Headquarters claimed more key victories against the Islamic terrorists, stating:

An unconfirmed number of terrorists died on Saturday as 10 additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive operations against the terrorists in Sambisa forest. The Dure camp which is one of the most prominent camps in the forest witnessed the fiercest battle as the Special Forces descended heavily on it before it finally fell.

With the help of the Multinational Joint Taskforce, which includes Chad, Cameroon, and Niger, Nigerian forces have been effective at reclaiming at least 13 towns from Boko Haram who had been recently taking over the areas to establish their caliphate.

Clarifying their goals, the Nigerian Defense Headquarters added:

The Operation to clear the terrorists in Sambisa and other forests is continuing as troops in all fronts have been alerted to be on the look out for fleeing terrorists. The Nigerian Air force is maintaining an active air surveillance to track the movement of terrorists for appropriate action as the operation continues.

At press time, the army’s statement hasn’t been independently verified yet.

While Boko Haram has sustained a number of deadly blows since March, the militants haven’t slowed down their attacks on civilians.

Over the weekend, they reportedly reclaimed the town of Marte, located 62 miles from Borno state capital Maiduguri.

The army had initially captured Marte from Boko Haram in March.

The terrorists also allegedly sent out another female suicide bomber over the weekend, killing six people at a bus station in Damaturu.

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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: September 15, 2018


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