Freed Captives Say Low Supplies Are Crippling Boko Haram

My latest persecution story returns to Nigeria, where a multi-national military offensive against Boko Haram has been going on. Hundreds of women and children have been freed. 

A multi-national offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria has freed hundreds of captives in recent weeks. Some former hostages say the Islamic extremist group is plagued by infighting and running short on weapons, food, and fuel.

The offensive cut off Boko Haram’s supply lines, and the Nigerian military says it has retaken all major towns seized by the terrorists, cornering them in the Sambisa Forest where they are subject to air raids and helicopter attacks. Reuters reported the shortages were increasing tensions among the Boko Haram fighters, according to women now freed from captivity.

But U.S. intelligence experts warn that doesn’t mean Boko Haram has been defeated, according to The Daily Beast. It noted Boko Haram continues to carry out attacks. In one of the most recent, the militants stormed a business school in Yobe state on May 8, killing three students and injuring 20, Nigeria’s Daily Post reported.

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