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Boko Haram Seizes Baga Military Base

Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base in the Nigerian town of Baga. Local residents said militants overwhelmed troops after an hours-long battle at the facility near Lake Chad. The base is used by the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), made up of soldiers from Nigeria, Chad and Niger. Few other details were immediately available. Boko Haram has been blamed for thousands of deaths during its five-year insurgency in Nigeria.

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