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Boko Haram Attacks Bama In Early Invasion, Several Killed

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

A week after declaring Gwoza town as part of an Islamic Caliphate, Boko Haram’s insurgents have reportedly struck again Monday by attacking another troubled settlement – Bama, in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.

Our correspondent reports that BBC indicated that members of the group this morning launched fresh attack on the town.

Details of the casualty as at the time of filling this report were still unknown.

African Examiner correspondent learnt the insurgents were first resisted by the Military in Bama Barracks, when they arrived the town in multitude, very early Monday morning.

It was also gathered that the early casualty in the invasion, which at last was successfully checked by the troops, was about 20 residents of the town.

Many fled and escaped through safer routes to the neighbouring communities while the gun battle lasted.

In the meantime, the Military has announced curfew in Maiduguri, the state capital effective from 7:00pm to 6:00 daily.

This decision our correspondent gathered was informed by the insurgents’ rumoured plan to take over the capital city.

The curfew was stated in a press statement issued by the Army Deputy Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman. He revealed the imposition was total, as it provides for no exemption.

It would be recalled the previous curfew in Maiduguri was between 9: 00 pm and 6: 00am daily. The latest development might not be unconnected with the alarming ambush in recent times, by members of Boko Haram in other towns such as Damboru and Ngala and which had led to the group, declaring Gwoza an Islamic Caliphate.







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