Nigeria army ‘retakes Chibok’ from Boko Haram
16 November 2014
From the section Africa
Boko Haram sparked international outrage when it abducted more than 200 girls from their school (pictured)
The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
Boko Haram fighters kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the village in April, sparking global outrage.
The group, which says it is fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria, has repeatedly targeted villages in Borno state in recent months.
There are reports of many Boko Haram members being killed in Sunday’s raid.
Correspondents say Chibok was retaken late on Saturday, after dozens of military vehicles were seen heading to the village.
A local vigilante force was part of the operation.
Analysis: Will Ross, BBC Nigeria correspondent
Will Ross: “The Nigerian military went to Chibok with a…
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