Nigeria Army Says It Destroyed 10 Boko Haram Camps in NortheastYinka Ibukun
The Nigerian army destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the northeastern Sambisa forest as its forces battle to capture territory held by the Islamist militant group.
A soldier was killed by a landmine and two others were injured during the offensive on Saturday, military spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade said late Sunday in an e-mailed statement. Boko Haram members were also killed in the raid, he said, without disclosing the number.
Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates as “western education is a sin,” is waging a violent campaign to impose Islamic law in Africa’s largest economy. The war against the group has drawn in neighboring countries including Cameroon, Chad and Niger in a bid to take back territory claimed by Boko Haram to form a so-called caliphate.
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