Nigerian Army Says It Kills 13 Boko Haram Militants in HideoutMichael Olukayode
Nigerian security forces killed 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters in a raid on a militant hideout in the country’s northeast Sambisa forest on Thursday.
A day earlier, more than 400 hostages were rescued from the insurgents in three villages in Borno state, Lucky Irabor, the head of the region’s counter-insurgency operation, told reporters. More than a dozen rebels were killed in those operations, he said.
While Boko Haram is in the seventh year of a violent campaign to impose its version of Islamic law in Nigeria, its capacity and hold on territory in the northeast has been pushed back by the military over the past year.