Has Boko Haram taken over the 2nd largest city in Borno?


Boko Haram militants invaded Borno State's second largest city, Bama, this morning and it looks like they managed to overpower the Nigerian troops who engaged them in a fierce gun battle today. According to Sahara Reporters, Boko Haram men have taken over Bama and have now hoisted their flag within the city. Bama is just one hour from the state capital, Maiduguri. Continue...

SR reports that several soldiers were killed during the gun battle, many of them are missing, while over 100 soldiers who sustained serious injuries are currently being treated at the MRS hospital in Maimalari Barracks.

An intelligence source told Sahara that only a few soldiers, in four armored tanks, were seen near Yezaram River and that the unit was in no way capable of re-taking Bama from the militants.

Meanwhile a source told me that there's been a curfew in Maiduguri, that it is likely air strikes will be deployed at Bama and civilians may be requested to leave the town of Bama.


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