Nigeria

Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

Source
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original
  • Troops backed by warplanes move into Sambisa forest

  • Militants were thought to be hiding Chibok girls there

  • Boko Haram has been pushed out of much territory

  • Chad, Cameroon expected to join attack soon (Adds Cameroon army source, detail)

By Ardo Abdallah

BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said.

Read the full article

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit https://www.trust.org/alertnet