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Jonathan makes surprise visit to troops in Baga, Mubi (PICTORIAL)




Staff, (Vanguard) President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Thursday in Mubi, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State applauded Nigerian troops for proving their mettle once again through the rapid recapture of territories formerly held by insurgents in the country's North-Eastern states.

 

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