Nigerian Military Strategizing To Retake Baga – DHQ

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The Nigerian military said it has not retreated Baga town in Borno State to Islamist insurgents who dislodged a multinational force after a ferocious attack last week.
The Director of Defence Information Chris Olukolade, said in a statement he made on Saturday that "The Nigerian military has not given up on Baga and other localities where terrorists activities are now prevalent.
"Appropriate plans, men and resources are presently being mobilized to address the situation."
Olukolade stated that the "The Nigerian component of the Multinational Joint Task Force which retreated from its Baga Headquarters last weekend and more of the troops are regrouping for necessary debrief and briefing for subsequent missions,”
He also claimed that the military  successfully repelled Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the Yobe State capital, Damaturu, on Friday night. Olukolade said the insurgents "launched massive attack from different directions” to capture the town but were prevented by the federal troops, resulting in several deaths of the insurgents while five soldiers were injured.
Olukolade said "Weapons including IEDs and Rocket Propelled Grenades captured from the terrorists are being compiled while their dead as well as civilian casualties are yet to be determined." 

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