UPDATE 2-Man purporting to be Boko Haram leader denies Sambisa forest defeat

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Dec 29 (Reuters) – A man purporting to be
the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram,
Abubakar Shekau, denied the jihadist group has been pushed out
of its stronghold in the Sambisa forest, but the army said the
base had been captured.

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