Nigeria | Despite territorial losses, the extremist group continues to launch sporadic attacks in the region
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/29/16, 09:14 am
ABUJA, Nigeria—The multinational task force combating Boko Haram said yesterday it has taken back the last town held captive by the militant group in the state where its insurgency began.
Boko Haram captured the Borno town of Damasak in October 2014. Joint task force spokesman Col. Mohammed Dole said more than 30 Nigerian soldiers have died in previous attempts to recapture the town. The force this time received air support from the team’s member states.