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Boko Haram Army recovers Baga from terrorists

Baga, which is on the Nigerian border with Chad, was captured by the insurgents on January 3, 2015.

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Clashes between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram led to previous destruction of property in Baga, seen here in April 2013. play

Clashes between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram led to previous destruction of property in Baga, seen here in April 2013.

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The Nigerian military has recovered the town of Baga in Borno State from Boko Haram, authorities say.

Baga, which is on the border with Chad, was captured by the insurgents on January 3.

The town also houses the headquarters of a joint multinational force consisting of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

 “We have secured Baga. We are now in full control. There are only mopping up exercises left to do,” Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade told Reuters on Saturday, February 21.

The attack on the town attracted global outrage after reports that about 2,000 people had lost their lives.

The Nigerian military however denied the reports stating that only 150 people had died.

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