Boko Haram invades Bama, meets resistance from Nigerian troops

Boko Haram militants this morning September 1st
launched an attack on Bama, the largest city in Borno
state with the aim of taking over the town. According
to reports, the sect men arrived the town and started
shooting mortars, RPGs and hurling grenades but
they were fiercely resisted by Nigerian troops
stationed in the village. According to Sahara
Reporters, a fierce battle is currently going on there
between the sect men and Nigerian troops.
The Emir of Bama and many of the residents have
fled the city to the state capital, Maiduguri, to avoid
being caught up in the crossfire. Bama is a very
strategic city in Borno state with a lot of military
hardware and it is believed that if the sect men
capture Bama, it will be very easy for them to move
into the state capital, Maiduguri.

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