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Boko Haram overruns military base in Borno

Valentine Chinyem

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Dreaded terror group, Boko Haram have taken over a military base in Borno, the AFP news agency reports.

It was gathered that the fighters overpowered Nigerian forces during a gun duel at the military base in the town of Marte near Lake Chad.

This is coming barely a day after the federal government claimed that no territory is under the control of the sect.

Mr. Femi Adesina, a spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari had in an article last Thursday said that Nigerians are responsible for the prolonged insecurity in many parts of the country because they failed to offer prayers for front-line soldiers.

“Victory is from God alone. That is what we must realise as Nigerians. Do we ever pray for our troops in the frontlines? Do we remember those youths, our pride, and strength, faced by death daily, as we sleep in the comfort of our homes, ensconced in the tender bosom of our wives?” Mr. Adesina was quoted as saying.