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Soldiers in fierce battle with terrorists near Gwoza

The insurgents were said to have attempted to capture Gwoza, Boko Haram’s former headquarters, but the invasion was prevented by the military.

 
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The battle is said to be taking place in Bita town near the Gwoza area of the state, according to Daily Trust.

The battle is said to have persisted throughout Monday night and continued into Tuesday.

The military’s efforts were said to have been boosted by fighter jets which were deployed from Yola to support ground troops who were almost overwhelmed by the terrorists.

Gwoza was recently in the news after 76 hungry Boko Haram members surrendered to the military in the town.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the sect is no longer a threat to Nigeria.

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