Boko Haram terror camps destroyed in Nigeria

The Nigerian Army reportedly launched a major offensive against terror Islamist group Boko Haram and destroyed their camps in north-east Nigeria.

Last Updated: May 25, 2013, 14:44 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Lagos: The Nigerian Army reportedly launched a major offensive against terror Islamist group Boko Haram and destroyed their camps in north-east Nigeria.

The authorities feared attacks by the well-equipped militant camps in nearby areas but the claims are yet to be verified, as per a BBC report.

The militant camps had set up dormitories and hospital facilities, Brigadier General Olukolade said during a news conference on Friday, the report stated.
The Boko Haram militants planned terror strikes from these camps and co-ordinated their activities from these base.

Boko Haram wanted to carve out an Islamic caliphate from northern Nigeria but the country`s president declared emergency in the states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa where they were prevalent.

Over 2,000 people have been killed since the radicals started their killings in 2009.