Nigeria military retakes Boko Haram town: Is the tide turning?

February 22, 2015 2:26 AM

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Nigeria military retakes Boko Haram town: Is the tide turning?

On Saturday, Nigeria’s armed forces announced on their Twitter page that they re-captured the town of Baga from Boko Haram, a terrorist organization which has claimed thousands of lives since gaining power in 2009.

"We have secured Baga. We are now in full control. There are only mopping up exercises left to do," Defense Spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade told Reuters. Olukolade also said that "a large number of terrorists had drowned in Lake Chad" as troops advanced on Baga.

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