Chad, Niger troops retake Nigeria border town from Boko Haram

March 31, 2015 7:08 PM

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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Soldiers from Chad and Niger on Tuesday drove Boko Haram Islamist militants from a northern Nigeria border town they have occupied since late last year, Chad's government spokesman said.

A joint offensive by Nigeria and its neighbors has succeeded in driving the militants from most of the positions they held earlier this year, an advance that forced Nigeria to delay a February election.

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