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Boko Haram Not In Control of Baga Town – Army


Contrary to reports that Boko Haram insurgents have taken over a military base in Baga town in Borno State, the Nigerian Army on Friday said the terrorist group are not in control of the town.
A sections of the media has been awash with the reports that the terrorists over ran the military base located in the town and taken a strong hold on it.
“Baga town is not in the hands of the Boko Haram. They contested it (taking the over the border town) but they lost the contest,” Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations disclosed on the sidelines of a news conference in Maiduguri.
Adeosun, however, confirmed that as of Thursday, troops engaged the terrorists in a fierce battle in the efforts to repel them.
“They terrorised the town and attacked the Headquarters of the 7 Brigade of the Multinational Joint Task Force at about 7pm on Wednesday,” he said.
Giving an update on Thursday, the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman confirmed that a naval officer was killed as troops repelled the attack.
Usman added the Nigerian Air Force component of the Operation Lafia Dole was mobilised to engage the fleeing terrorists.


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