No soldiers died and 46 hostages were freed, including 18 women and 28 children, according to the statement
Boko Haram can’t be defeated by year-end, says military adviser. We don't expect 100% end of insurgency - Buhari
There is was a real concern about the militants' persistent targeting of civilian "soft targets".
In a symbolically significant victory, Nigerian army retakes Gwoza, the "capital" of Boko Haram's caliphate.
Nigeria’s GDP is 32 times that of Chad, and 63 times that of Niger, but the battle isn't always for the strong.
Chad army vehicles head for Cameroon to fight Boko Haram; in Mali two soldiers killed in jihadist attack
Cameroon has been critical of the passivity of Nigerian authorities and their muted international reaction in the face of militant's aggression.