Boko Haram Loses 5 Camps as Nigerian Army Continues to Push Forward
11/5/2015 Nigeria (Vanguard)
A Nigerian army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, reported that five terrorist camps operated by Boko Haram in Borno state have been captured and cleared. In recent months, the Nigerian army has made massive inroads against the Islamic terror group as they continue their mission to defeat the extremists by December of 2015. Borno state in northeastern Nigeria has been the heart of Boko Haram since their creation and has been a major threat to the Lake Chad region. Boko Haram has continued their targeting of Christian communities through rape, murder, and kidnappings.
Nigerian Army Rescues 338 from Boko Haram
Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people from the clutches of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. The operation which occurred on October 27 was conducted around the Sambisa forest in northeastern Nigeria which is considered a Boko Haram stronghold. Among those rescued were 192 children and 138 women. The rescue operation is one of many recent successes against Islamic militants in the region as President Buhari has continued to pledge the end of the terrorist group by December of 2015. The identity of those rescued are unknown at this time however, due to the number of children rescued and the location it is possible that some of the Christian Chibok school girls may be among them.