Troops kill 44 in raid on Boko Haram hideout

Troops have taken the battle to Boko Haram insurgents, destroying their bases in Balmo Forest, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said yesterday.

Balmo is on the fringes of Sambisa Forest where over 200 Chibok girls are believed to be in captivity. The military also confirmed that 44 insurgents were killed in encounters with troops in Kerenoa.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, in a statement in Abuja, said the encounters between troops and the insurgents occurred at the weekend. Continue Reading

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