Hundreds Flee Boko Haram Attacks In Northeast, Seek Refuge In Maiduguri
Despite claims that the Boko Haram insurgents – (ISIS West Afric) - have been decimated, the terror group is still causing much damage and forcing people to flee their homes.
Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria, who fled an attack in Baga town, are seeking refuge in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
A witness told Reuters on Saturday that the fight to control Baga - a strategic town as it borders Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon - forced hundreds to seek safer communities.
The witnesses saw hundreds of people arriving in Maiduguri and gathering at a bus terminus on the outskirts of the city.
“In Baga, we are in Boko Haram hands because yesterday they were going around with their machine and motor,” Baga resident Abdul Kami said on Saturday, describing the attack on the town.
Residents on Friday said at least 10 people were killed in the attack on Baga.
The military and insurgents also clashed in Monguno, a town in the adjacent local government authority to Baga.
But Islamic State, in a statement issued through its news agency Amaq, said its fighters “killed and injured dozens, took four apostates as captives, burned many barracks, and seized weapons and ammunition”.
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