Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Monguno Local Government and have reportedly taken over the 243 Army Battalion in Monguno, the only Barrack left standing in the entire Northern Part of Borno State.
It had been reported that the Nigerian intelligence community had circulated information on Boko Haram’s mission to Monguno and Maiduguri since several days ago.
Aerial support was requested yesterday when the movement of dozens of terrorist vehicles was noticed proceeding from Sambisa, but our sources complained that the army and air force was busy protecting president Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election rally in Borno and was not scrambled to ambush and bombard the approaching terrorists. The citizenry were also not warned ahead of the attacks to take precautionary measures.
Intelligence reports stated that the new equipment hoisted on Boko Haram trucks was likely obtained from the free equipment the terrorists got when they attacked the under-protected Baga barracks.
Meanwhile over 20,000 Civilian-JTF volunteer fighters amassed and have laid pursuit on Boko Haram, chasing them to Auno village and beyond.
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