Boko Haram Fails In Bid To Capture Major Northern City
SAN FRANCISCO, September 01, (THEWILL) -Militants fighting for the terrorist group Boko Haram Monday failed in their bid to capture Bama, Borno's second most populous town as Nigerian troops repelled the attack killing at least 56 insurgents.
Bama has an estimated population of 500, 000 (five hundred thousand) residents.
Sources told THEWILL that at least 200 Boko Haram fighters with heavy weaponry raided Bama in the early hours of Monday.
The Boko Haram insurgents had declared Gwoza, another populous town in Borno, an Islamic Caliphate last week after its capture.