Boko Haram members and the Nigerian troop are presently in a serious gun battle in Bita town near Gwoza in Borno state after the sect members attempted to invade Gwoza town yesterday night. Residents say the fighting started when the sect members attacked a military facility in Bita town and were approaching Gwoza when they met a stiff opposition from the Nigerian troops.
The gun battle which started at about 10pm continued into this morning. Military fighter jets from Yola have been dispatched to the area.
Gwoza is one of the Borno towns recaptured from the militants, and some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the area returned there recently on the assurance that normalcy has been restored to the area.