The President of Nigeria Mohammed Buhari stated that the country’s army seized the last fortified camp of insurgents of grouping “the West African province of the “Islamic state”” (old name “Boko Haram”, prohibited in Russia). About it reports Reuters.
“The head of staff of the army informed me that the camp fell on 23 December at 13:35 and the terrorists fled, and they have nowhere else to hide,” said Bukhari. According to him, the “fall “Camp Zero” marks the final defeat of the terrorists from the “Boko Haram” in their last enclave in the woods Sambisa”.
The capture of the extremists was the result of a large-scale offensive of the Nigerian army. According to military, fighters flee from the forest Sambisa, residents in the surrounding area are asked to be alert and actively assist the militias.
The group “Boko Haram” (translated means “Western education is a sin”), established in 2002, operates mainly in the territory of Nigeria. Supporters of the organization in favor of the introduction in the country of Sharia law and the fight against Western influence.
In April 2015 it changed its name to “West African province “Islamic state””. This was done after the organization’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has sworn allegiance to the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).