Nigerian forces retake border town of Baga from Boko Haram

February 21, 2015 5:47 PM

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BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian forces backed by air strikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said.

"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 said by telephone.

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