Military, Boko Haram Battle Over Maiduguri

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The Borno State capital has it that there is an ongoing battle between Boko Haram insurgents and the military over attempts by the insurgents to take over the capital city.

According to DAILY POST reporter, there is tension in the capital city as the military are making effort to stop the insurgents who have mobilized themselves in buses from penetrating the city of Maiduguri.

Report gathered that the terrorists, who were trying to make an inroad through Ajidalari, along the suburb of Jiddari Polo, were intercepted by troops and members of the vigilante group popularly called civilian JTF, resulting to heavy exchange of fire powers from both sides.

One of the security operatives disclosed that they were in pursuit of the insurgents and that they had killed many.

Attempt to the spokesperson of the Operation Laifya Dole, Col Mustapha Anka was unsuccessful as his phone number was busy at the time of filing this report.

But residents of Polo and Damboa roads in Maiduguri said that the sound of heavy artillery and gunshots had brought back memories of the dreadful days.

“Wallahi, it is not good at all. The sound of gunshots is too much from our area here. It is as if the shooting is happening in front of my house. I saw a lot of Civilian JTF with sticks and daggers running towards the old Molai road, with soldiers on foot also amongst them”, Bulama Shettima a resident of Polo in Maiduguri told DAILY POST.

Another resident of Damboa stated that the situation seemed to be a clear reply to military and President Buhari that the December deadline was not met.

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