Boko Haram not in control of Baga – Buratai

Contrary to reports that Baga, a fishing community in the fringes, had fallen in the hands of after a fierce battle with the military, the , Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has assuredly declared that the is fully in charge total control of Baga.
The army chief made the clarification in while fielding question from journalists during a press briefing at the Headquarters Theater Command Operation Lafiya Dole.
Buratai who was represented by Chief of Training and Operations, Maj. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, said the troops had a fierce battled with the terrorists but they (troops) subdue them.
“The terrorists contested for Baga, but they lost the contest,” he said.
attacked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) base in Baga, on Wednesday 26 December, 2016, killing a naval personnel.
In a statement on Thursday, Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said troops of the and their navy counterparts ” put up a determined fight to repel the attack throughout the night, while Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole sent in reinforcements who are on hot pursuit of the terrorists. “
He also said “the component has also been mobilised and are engaging the fleeing terrorists.”
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