Nigerian Military Says Bama City Recaptured From Boko Haram

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.