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Troops retake town from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have retaken a north east town and several villages from Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan says.

Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale had complained that he had appealed in vain for troops to fight Islamic extremists rampaging since January 23 through seven villages and Michika town.

President Jonathan told an election rally that "Michika local government was recaptured by our gallant forces today".

He pledged to liberate other Adamawa areas under the sway of Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group.

The five-year Islamic uprising has killed about 10,000 people in the last year and displaced one million people.

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