Hours Before Key Presidential Vote, Nigeria Says Gwoza Retaken From Boko Haram
BEVERLY HILLS, March 27, (THEWILL) – With 24 hours to the presidential election where security and corruption are the two big issues that will determine voters' choice between the two leading candidates, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's Defence Ministry Friday announced the retaking of Gwoza town, a key Boko Haram stronghold in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria.
In a tweet Friday from its Twitter handle, “#DefenceInfoNG, the military said: “Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self styled Caliphate.”
The military said it will address a press conference on the development later in the day.
Elections are however not expected to hold in the town because of security concerns, THEWILL can report.