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.