Boko Haram Seizes Another Town In Borno

Boko Haram Seizes Another Town In Borno

By News Desk | The Trent on August 6, 2014
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Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri. | Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram have seized another strategic town on the Nigeria-Cameroon border in Borno state, a Thisday report says.

The capture of Gwoza town was said to have occurred on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

The recent seizure comes just a month after the extremist group overran Damboa town about a month ago.

Thisday reports:

The new territory under the control of the terrorist group, is hilly Gwoza town which  succumbed to the superior power of the Islamic fundamentalist group..

A large detachment of the sect were said to have completely overran the town and causing the residents to flee into the hills and neighbouring Cameroonian villages.

A resident of the area that called from one of the hills he had fled to with some other residents of the town who spoke to journalists anonymously, said the Boko Haram terrorists besieged the town in many utility vehicles and Armoured cars.
Details to follow

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