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The Nigerian army said on Monday that government forces have recaptured the northeastern city of Bama from Islamist Boko Haram insurgents--a significant victory for the government just two weeks before a national election. Boko Haram had held Bama since September last year. Bama is situated in Borno state, where their six-year-old insurgency to establish a medieval-style Islamic caliphate has been centered. Their campaign expanded over the past few months with cross-border incursions into Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The elections were postponed in February by six weeks, with the military citing Boko Haram as warranting the delay.
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