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Casting doubt on the Nigerian government's claim that the Boko Haram is on the back foot, the terrorists attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria and killed a soldier.
The terrorist outfit has the throats of four Nigerian villagers in revenge for the arrest of a senior member of the jihadist group,
Cameroon said its troops had rescued 5,000 civilian "hostages" held by Boko Haram Islamists in a cross-border operation that left scores of militants dead.
Nigeria on Tuesday charged the leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners, in one its highest-profile cases yet against Islamist militants.
The Boko Haram insurgency has been blamed for more than 20,000 deaths and displacement of 2.3 million people since 2009.
More than 20,000 have been killed by Boko Haram over the past seven years, with 2.6 million people left homeless.
The city is the birthplace of the Islamic insurgency and the headquarters of the military campaign to halt it.
Nigeria's military last year drove Boko Haram out of towns and forest strongholds, but isolated attacks and suicide bombings continue.
Military campaigns have driven Boko Haram from much of the territory it took during a seven-year uprising that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced over 2 million.
A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people.
It was believed to be the first time Nigeria's military has admitted to making such a mistake.
There was no official claim of responsibility but the attacks bore the hallmark of Boko Haram, which has frequently hit checkpoints and security services with suicide bombers.
"Kill all the infidels and detonate bombs everywhere. Yes! I want you to kill, slaughter and abduct," the Boko Haram leader spoke in the video.
"We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere," Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau spoke in a video.
Nigeria is unlikely to see an end soon to the deadly suicide bombings and assaults on remote military outposts carried out by the Islamic extremist group.