By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

In a bizarre twist, Boko Harm insurgents have reportedly retaken the Nigerian/Chadian border town of Gamboru-Ngala on Thursday, just few days after the Chadian troops liberated the town from the control of the insurgency group.

According to some reports, Gamboru-Ngala was left unguarded for days after its liberation as the Chadian troops moved ahead in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.

The insurgents on Thursday also led attacks on three Borno villages, killing not less than 20 people near the Cameroon border while many Nigerians from the area fled for safety into Kusihri village in Cameroon.

The insurgents reportedly stormed Gamboru-Ngala town and set many homes ablaze, shooting indiscriminately, killing 20 persons in the process.



    Members of the youth vigilante in the area reported hearing heavy gunfire from all angles, stating that they had to flee into Cameroon.

    A member of the youth vigilante reported seeing as many as 15 corpses lying on the path and said many residents of the area are missing.

    According to a BBC Hausa Radio news broadcast monitored in Maiduguri, the Chadian troops confirmed the attack, stating that 18 people were killed and many home razed down by insurgents.

    The attacked border towns- Gamboru, Ngala and Foyi- are Nigerian territories recently reclaimed from Boko Haram insurgents ‎by Chadian troops.




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