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Monguno Falls To Boko Haram

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Boko Haram insurgents late Sunday morning captured Monguno, home to 51 Brigade of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army.

Military sources told Pointblanknews.com that the town fell after hours of heaving gun battle between the insurgents and troops.

Monguno lies about 130 Kilometres north east of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, and 60 kilometres west of Lake Chad.

According to the sources, several soldiers, their families and civilians were trapped in the town.

“We were simulateneously attacked in Monguno and Maiduguri. We had to protect the later at all cost. This is sad, but be assured that we will retake the town soon,” said the source.

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