VIDEO: Bama town liberated from Boko Haram

The destruction and devastation was clear in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Bama, when dead bodies and burnt out buildings greeted government forces as they liberated the town once held by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

In rare footage taken earlier this month, cameras were able to film what remained of the town that had been held by Boko Haram for over six months.

Bama is situated 40 miles east of the Borno capital Maiduguri and was recaptured on March 16 after a week-long battle between Nigerian forces in partnership with Chad and Niger and Boko Haram.

Video Credit: AFP News Agency