Boko Haram militants have invaded Bama, the second largest city in Borno state with the aim of
taking over the town, but residents told
Saharareporters that Nigerian troops in city have
resisted the terrorists leading to a huge fire fight.

Boko Haram Several civilians including the Emir of Bama have
already fled to the state capital Maiduguri to avoid
being caught in the crossfire. Eyewitnesses said that
the sect arrived the vicinity of Bama early today and
began firing mortars, RPGs and hurling grenades
into the city. The battle was still raging as at the time of
publishing this report.
Bama is a strategic city with over 500,000
inhabitants. If the sect captures Bama with all the
military hardware in the city, then it just days away
from capturing Maiduguri which less than 40 miles
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