Boko Haram seizes army base in northeast Nigeria

By REUTERS
January 4, 2015 18:35

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigerian Islamist militants have overrun an army base in the remote northeastern town of Baga, security sources said on Sunday.

Baga is notionally the headquarters of a multinational force comprising troops from Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, although only Nigerian troops are actually stationed there.

Troops eventually fled the remote station on the semi-desert shores of Lake Chad after it was attacked on Saturday, both sources said. The military was not immediately available for comment.


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