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Breaking: Boko Haram terrorists currently attacking Dikwa in Borno

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Reports reaching CAPITAL POST said, Boko Haram terrorists currently attacking Dikwa in Borno State.

They are said to have moved into Dikwa in large numbers with gun Trucks, and motorcycles.

Dikwa is a local government in Borno State, but also being engaged by the troops.

There are loud gun shots from the Nigerian troops and the terrorists, while residents are scampering into the bush for safety.

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This is the first time the attack is taking place after the newly appointed Chief of.Army Staff, COAS, Major Gen, Ibrahim Attahiru took over.

The COAS took over from his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai on Thursday at the Army headquarters in Abuja.

CAPITAL POST recalls that Dikwa has been the target of Boko Haram attack for quite sometime now, having been captured and turned into a home base of a Boko Haram commander, before soldiers later recovered it in a ferocious gun battle.

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Sources and fleeing residents said the town was under a series of sporadic gunshots and explosions as they ran for their dear lives.

Dikwa is about 60km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital and a stone’s throw away from the Mafa Local Government Area where Governor Babagana Zulum comes from.

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