Boko Haram captures Nigerian town of Monguno: Security sources

Boko Haram militants on Sunday captured the northeastern Nigerian town of Monguno, including a military base, after a fierce battle with government troops, security sources told AFP.

Maiduguri: Boko Haram militants on Sunday captured the northeastern Nigerian town of Monguno, including a military base, after a fierce battle with government troops, security sources told AFP.

"Monguno has fallen, Monguno has fallen," said a senior military officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Another security source confirmed that the Islamist militants had taken over the town, which lies about 125 kilometres (80 miles) north of the Borno State capital Maiduguri.

 

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