The Nigerian army claimed Tuesday that its troops have recaptured Gamboru Ngala, a key town on the border with neighboring Cameroon, from Boko Haram insurgents.

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“The Nigerian Army has retaken the economic and strategic town of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram terrorists group today,” military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement.

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“The triumphant troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up patrols.”

There is yet no independent confirmation of the military claim and the official army statement did not give further details on the recapture of the strategic town.

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