Nigerian Army Reclaims Chibok Town

The Nigerian Army says it has successfully flushed out all terrorist elements from Chibok, a town in Borno State, North east Nigeria, where over 200 school girls were kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram group in April.

In a short publication on its website, the military said, “terrorists who attacked Chibok town early yesterday, Friday, have been effectively flushed out of the area”



    It added that the subsequent mopping up operation is still ongoing, as troops continue the pursuit of fleeing terrorists and arrest of the wounded.

    “Normalcy has been restored and the town is now secured. Further details will follow later please,” the statement said.

    Boko Haram terrorists had invaded the town in pickup trucks and motorbikes on Thursday shooting indiscriminately and forcing hundreds of residents to flee into the bush.

    The local vigilantes fought back in defence of their town but were soon overpowered by the attackers and also had to flee.

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