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24 June, 2013
The Defence Headquarters yesterday said troops are searching for the insurgents who attacked the border towns of Bama and Gwoza in Borno State. Defence spokesman Brigadier General Chris Olukolade made this known to told Daily Trust on telephone.
Hundreds of residents fled the towns following threats and attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Some of the residents including women and children were seen at the Muna Garage in Maiduguri shortly after their arrival.
The insurgents were chased out of their camps by the security forces but some were said to have regrouped and begun fresh attacks.
Olukolade said the details about the activities of the terrorists were passed on to the troops and effort is being made to trace them. “In fact, so many of them have been apprehended.” He said aerial patrols are being conducted to
trace the whereabouts of the remaining insurgents who are likely to be hiding around the towns.
“Such threats are being duly addressed by ongoing patrols of the Special Forces on land and in the air. That area is now under a special focus in the ongoing cordon and search operations,” he explained