'Nigeria`s military has recaptured northeastern towns from Boko Haram'

Nigeria`s military recaptured the northeastern towns of Mungono and Marte from Islamist Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, the military announced on its Twitter account.

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 16, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Lagos: Nigeria`s military recaptured the northeastern towns of Mungono and Marte from Islamist Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, the military announced on its Twitter account.

The insurgents had seized Mungono, on the shores of Lake Chad, last month in a triple offensive that also targeted a town called Konduga and the outskirts and the airport of the main northeastern city of Maiduguri.