The government issued a directive to increase security in the northern Nigeria camp, with the deadly attack just the latest to rock the country so far this year.
A fleeing survivor has described a group of Boko Haram attackers shooting from the back of pickup trucks and hurling firebombs, as they ambushed six villages near their forest stronghold.
The announcement comes just days after the military touted the rescue of nearly 300 other women and children from the militant group’s forest stronghold.
Amnesty International has released footage implicating both Boko Haram and the Nigerian military in war crimes.
The Nigerian military has recanted claims that it rescued over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by an islamic terrorist group.