Niger says its army retakes control of island on Lake Chad from Nigeria extremists Boko Haram

April 27, 2015 9:41 PM

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NIAMEY, Niger – Niger's government says its military has retaken control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.

In a statement Monday, Niger's government said its security and defense forces have cleared the enemies from the island. Suspected Nigerian Islamic extremists attacked an army base on the island last week, Niger's defense ministry had said Saturday night.

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