Graffiti, flags are only remains of Boko Haram in Nigerian town

March 19, 2015 2:26 PM

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DAMASAK, Nigeria (Reuters) - Graffiti and Boko Haram's black and white flags were all that remained of the Islamists in Damasak after troops from Chad and Niger seized the town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest defeat for the militants.

The town had been partially looted before it fell on Saturday but witnesses said there were few signs of fighting. Soldiers who patrolled the streets said morale was high after a string of military successes against the Islamist group.

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