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After taking control of the town Thursday, Boko Haram has allegedly been ousted from Chibok—the site of the Islamic insurgency’s infamous mass-abduction of 276 schoolgirls, more than 200 of whom remain in captivity. Responsible for the deaths of more than 1,700 Christians this year alone, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror against the Nigerian people for years, killing more than 13,000. destroying schools, decimating churches and erecting toll booths for terrorism in its pursuit of a separate Islamic state; which, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau declared in August of this year while standing over a mass grave in Gwoza, a once-predominantly Christian town.  

11/17/2014 Nigeria (TheBlaze) – The Nigerian army says it has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists more than six months ago.

Chibok was seized by Boko Haram militants Thursday but the army says it dislodged them two days later on Saturday.

Nigerian army spokesman Brigadier General Olajide Olaleye told the Associated Press that Chibok is firmly in the hands of the Nigerian army. He said there are no insurgents left in Chibok and he encouraged residents to return to their homes.

“Chibok is firmly in the hands of the Nigerian army,” he told the AP. “Chibok is free. Secured.”