Nigerian forces retake border town of Baga from Boko Haram




 
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Nigerian forces retake border town of Baga from Boko Haram
 
February 22nd, 2015  
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Topic: Nigerian forces retake border town of Baga from Boko Haram


Nigerian forces retake border town of Baga from Boko Haram
By Lanre Ola and Abdoulaye Massalaki BAUCHI, Nigeria/NIAMEY, Niger (Reuters) - Nigerian forces backed by air strikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town - at Nigeria's border with Chad, Niger and Cameroon - was one of several in the past two weeks, and particularly important as Baga was the headquarters of a multinational force of troops from all four countries. "We have secured Baga.

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