Nigerian army, hunters and vigilantes retake towns from Boko Haram

November 13, 2014 8:09 PM

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YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian army, aided by local hunters and civilian vigilantes, has recaptured two northeastern towns that had been overrun by Islamist insurgents, a state governor and residents told Reuters on Thursday.

Boko Haram militants took control of Mubi in Adamawa State on Oct. 28, killing dozens of people, burning houses and forcing thousands to flee. The group seized Maiha, some 30 km to the south, on Monday.

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