Nigerian military claims recapture of Baga from Boko Haram


Abuja:Nigeria’s military has claimed to have recaptured the town of Baga hweld by Boko Haram militants since January 3.  Defense spokesman Chris Olukolade claimed that “a large number of terrorists” were also killed in the attacks. Earlier this week, Nigeria’s military also announced the recapture of Monguno, after ground and air strikes.

Troops from Nigeria have been joined by soldiers from Niger, Chad and Cameroon in recent weeks in a sign of the growing recognition of the regional threat posed by the group. Earlier this month, presidential elections were delayed for six weeks over security concerns. The electoral commission said it made the decision after the security agencies advised there would not be enough troops available to guarantee the safety of voters. The election will take place on 28th of March.