Boko Haram terrorist takes over Borno town captures many :
Members of the Boko Haram terrorists group has overtaken Marte, the headquarters of Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, Maidugari.
According to Daily trust, the insurgents invaded the Marte military base, 153 Task Force Battalion, shooting continuously, then razed “everything”.
It quoted a military source as saying on Monday:
“The insurgents seem not to have intended harming any civilian, but only to capture the town;
“so they stormed the military base, taking troops there unawares at about 6pm (Sunday) much less than an hour to break fast time”.
“We engaged them in a fierce encounter for about an hour.
“Initially, we were about getting victorious over them, but they overpowered us.
“I can tell you that we were about defeating them; but God knows the tactics they later deployed and the defeat turned against us; we all fled; they are in control of the town now.”
Also a source that fled the town said :
“Many of us who are lucky to find our way to Maiduguri or any safe community will elope to their home states across the country to relieve themselves of the trauma.”
Nigerinas are in shock owning to the fact that Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, declared Boko Haram defeated weeks ago