Boko Haram seizes army base in northeast Nigeria

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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