The Nigerian Army has reclaimed the town of Baga from Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday in northeastern Nigeria.
“Troops have this afternoon captured #BAGA after fierce battle with terrorists. Heavy casualties. Mopping up ongoing. Details later,” Defense Headquarters of Nigeria said on its official Twitter account.
FLASH: Troops have this afternoon captured #BAGA after fierce battle with terrorists. Heavy Casualties. Mopping up ongoing. Details later— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) 21 февраля 2015
The town was held by the terrorists since January 3. Although Nigeria said 150 people died when Boko Haram captured Baga, the BBC reported a death toll of more than 2,000.
Chad, Cameroon and Niger recently joined Nigeria in the fight against the Islamist militants.