Local hunters and vigilantes have retaken the important northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi which had been under the control of the Boko Haram radical Islamist group for two weeks, media reported Friday.
Boko Haram has renamed two towns it captured in northeast Nigeria as part of campaign to establish a caliphate in the region, residents who have fled in recent days said today.
Panicked residents fled their homes in northeast Nigeria on Monday in fear of Boko Haram attacks while the military sought to recapture ground lost to the militants in recent weeks.
At least 22 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who entered a business place in Mubi area of Nigeria`s Adamawa state.
Nigerian security forces on Thursday launched a massive manhunt to trace the perpetrators of the University killings.
The massacre in a Nigerian town, which killed at least 25 students is suspected to have been caused by campus politics.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014