Sources near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, have told SaharaReporters that members of the Nigerian armed forces have been involved in firefights with Boko Haram terrorists today.

Multiple sources have told our SaharaReporters correspondent that Boko Haram has lost numerous fighters during the latest battles, though no reliable figure of the death toll have been provided.

SaharaReporters has also learned that some Nigerian soldiers have lost their lives during the fight, but the number of soldier deaths is also unknown and could not be verified by any official military source.

Terrorist attacks from Boko Haram have intensified this week in Borno State. It was learned that no less than 140 people were massacred yesterday in a remote village about 150 kilometers away from Maiduguri. 

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