Nigeria army retakes territory from Boko Haram islamists

(AGI) Lagos - The Nigerian army has reconquered largeamounts of territory from Islamist terror group Boko Haram inthe north-east of the country. The troops pushed the Islamistmilitants out of 30 towns in an operation that primarilytargeted Kukawa Geri and Gujba, in the State of Yobe, reportedNigeria's defence ministry. The troops will now focus onconsolidating security in the area to allow the upcomingelections to be carried out peacefully. Meanwhile, Boko Haramreleased new footage in which the extremists behead men accusedof being spies. The video was intercepted by SITE, whichmonitors

Nigeria army retakes territory from Boko Haram islamists

(AGI) Lagos, March 2 - The Nigerian army has reconquered largeamounts of territory from Islamist terror group Boko Haram inthe north-east of the country. The troops pushed the Islamistmilitants out of 30 towns in an operation that primarilytargeted Kukawa Geri and Gujba, in the State of Yobe, reportedNigeria's defence ministry. The troops will now focus onconsolidating security in the area to allow the upcomingelections to be carried out peacefully. Meanwhile, Boko Haramreleased new footage in which the extremists behead men accusedof being spies. The video was intercepted by SITE, whichmonitors jihadism on the web, and is entitled "Harvest ofspies". (AGI).