ABUJA Dec 24 Nigeria's army has captured a key
Boko Haram camp that was the Islamist militant group's last
enclave in its northeastern Sambisa forest stronghold, President
Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.
"I was told by the Chief of Army Staff that the camp fell at
about 1:35 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and that the terrorists are
on the run and no longer have a place to hide," said Buhari.
The Nigerian military has in recent weeks been carrying out
a large-scale offensive in the Sambisa forest, a vast former
colonial game reserve that has been the group's base.
(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram;
Editing by Catherine Evans)