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Nigeria military says still in Boko Haram stronghold despite mines| Reuters

Apr 24, 2015    

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Thursday it was still advancing in Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, dismissing reports that land mines had forced them to retreat.A pro-government vigilante and a security source had earlier said troops pulled back from the Sambisa forest after three vigilantes were killed driving over an anti-vehicle mine."It's not true that our troops are retreating, in fact we are still marching forward in Sambisa. Our troops are still in there," Defence Spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said by telephone.Earlier, a sol...

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