Army, Boko Haram in fierce battle for Bama

Terrorism is sadly gaining ground in Nigeria even if we refuse to acknowledge it like the Military wants us to.

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Kenneth-Minimah 2  Kenneth-Minimah

                                                                       Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah

Boko Haram’s drive to expand its caliphate suffered a major setback on Monday as 59 of its members were killed by soldiers while trying to capture Bama, one of the largest towns in Borno State.
The terrorist group had last week declared a caliphate in Gwoza, a town 135 kilometres from Maiduguri.
Investigations revealed that over 200 insurgents, who were dressed in military camouflage, stormed Bama in a convoy of vehicles and motorcycles painted in the army colours.
Many of the residents fled to neigbouring villages, Kodunga and Maiduguri. About 200 of them are in Maiduguri awaiting the intervention of the National Emergency Management Authority and the state government .
A security source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said the insurgents also attacked Madagali and installed a ruler for the town.
It was gathered that tension…

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