Thursday, 23 April 2015

Terrorism: Nigerian soldiers retreat from mined Boko Haram stronghold

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian soldiers
retreated from Islamist group Boko Haram's last
known stronghold in the country's northeast on
Thursday, concerned the area was booby-trapped
after three pro-government vigilantes were killed
by a landmine.
A vigilante and a security source both confirmed
the pullback from the Sambisa forest, a day after
an offensive aimed at rooting out the insurgents.
"The soldiers have retreated to Bama because of
mines. They had been on the road but that made
them vulnerable, so they moved to the bush but
there are mines planted there (too)," one soldier,
who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

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