26 Jan 2015

Boko Haram capture Monguno town

Boko Haram insurgents have captured Monguno, a town that shares borders with Baga.

The town was attacked at about the same time with Maiduguri on Sunday morning, but the terrorists were routed from the Borno State capital.

According to security sources, the soldiers that fled Monguno were seen in Maiduguri. Also with the fleeing Nigerian soldiers were some Cameroon soldiers who had assisted to keep the place secure before the attack.

It was also gathered that some of the people that were killed were Customs officers who were deployed to the entrance of Maiduguri.

Also killed were some residents that fled their homes during the attack on Maiduguri into the streets. They were said to have been hit by stray bullets.

It was learnt some of the insurgents fled into some residences in the town and were picked up by the youth vigilante and soldiers.

Credit: Michael Olugbode/ThisDay

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