The Nigerian Military on Friday mentioned Boko Haram terrorists had not taken over Baga city in Borno, opposite to experiences in some sections of the media.
“Baga city will not be within the fingers of the Boko Haram. They contested it (taking on the border city) however they misplaced the competition,’’ Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the Chief of Coaching and Operations disclosed on the sidelines of a information convention in Maiduguri, NAN experiences.
Adeosun, nonetheless, confirmed that as at Thursday, troops engaged the terrorists in a fierce battle within the efforts to repel them.
“They terrorised the city and attacked the Headquarters of the 7 Brigade of the Multinational Joint Activity Pressure (MNJTF) at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday,’’ he mentioned.
Giving an replace on Thursday, the military spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman confirmed naval officer was killed as troops repelled the assault.
Usman added the Nigerian Air Pressure element of the Operation Lafia Dole was mobilised to interact the fleeing terrorists.