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Nigeria – army claimns to have recaptured Chibok

17 Nov

Africa - News and Analysis

Al Jazeera

Nigeria army says back in control of Chibok

Boko Haram rebels pushed out of the town where it snatched than 200 schoolgirls in April.

Last updated: 16 Nov 2014

Boko Haram had captured the town on Thursday after a battle lasting several hours [File: AP]
The Nigerian army said it has recaptured and secured the northeastern town of Chibok, where Boko Haram rebels kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, reporting from Abuja, said a local official and local vigilantes who participated in the operation confirmed to him the town was re-taken on Saturday evening.

“They said that at the moment Boko Haram fighters are out of the town, but they don’t think it is very safe to have people back there immediately, because they don’t know what exactly is going to happen there next,” Idris said.

Boko Haram had captured the town on Thursday…

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