Nigerian Army Recaptures Northeast Border Town of Gamboru Ngala

Nigeria’s army said it recaptured the northeastern town of Gamboru Ngala, which borders Cameroon,from Boko Haram Islamist militants.

“Troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up,” the army said on its Twitter account Tuesday.

The Nigerian army said in July there was no area in the northeastern state of Borno that was still under the control of Boko Haram, after a regional military push. The rebel group has killed thousands of people and displaced over a million in its six-year campaign to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous nation.

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