Residents Flee Maiduguri As Boko Haram Closes In On Borno Capital (VIDEO)

Residents Flee Maiduguri As Boko Haram Closes In On Borno Capital (VIDEO)

By Wires | The Trent on June 7, 2017
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File photo of Nigerian troops in the frontlines of the war against Boko Haram

Boko Haram fighters disrupted the peaceful atmosphere in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Security agents engaged the insurgents in a gun battle that lasted hours. Though they were assured of safety, many residents fled their homes.

Below is a video of people moving out their community:

Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?

Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.

The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.

Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.

Read more at TheCable


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