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Boko Haram militants take over Bama in Borno; mounts flag

Islamic Militant, Boko Haram are getting more severe with their actions daily. The sect have taken over Bama, in Borno State. Bama happens to be the second biggest city in the state and it was attacked earlier this morning after initially being repelled by men of the Nigerian Army, SaharaReporters reports.

According to one of the residents, the extremists seem to have returned in greater force, leading some of the soldiers to follow fleeing civilians in an effort to escape. Boko Haram has completely overrun the city and hoisted its flag in the city center, residents claim. An intelligence source said reinforcements were underway to Bama from Maiduguri, however only a few soldiers, in four armored tanks, were seen near Yezaram River.

The source added that the unit was in no way capable of re-taking Bama from the insurgents. Over 100 injured soldiers are receiving treatment at the MRS Hospital in Maimalari Barracks. Several soldiers have died while others are still missing.

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