Nigerian Special Forces commandos during an April 2013 operation in the far northeastern district of Baga (AFP photo)
VOICE OF NIGERIA
21 February, 2015
Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters on Saturday, announced the recapture of the strategic town of Baga,taken by insurgents weeks ago. In an official tweet, it said: “Troops have this afternoon captured #BAGA after fierce battle with terrorists.
Mopping up ongoing.” Baga town is in the northeastern state of Borno, close to Lake Chad. It is about 196km from Maiduguri, the state capital, and has seen some of the most intense fighting between Nigerian troops and insurgents.