Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
Africa

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad’s military said. The Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad’s military spokesman Col. Azem Bermandoua. One … Continue reading

Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages
Africa / Middle East

Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

  MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, February 21, Nigeria’s military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic extremists killed scores in attacks on other villages. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said troops seized back the garrison town of Baga, … Continue reading