Militant Islamists from the terrorist group Boko Haram, on Sunday conquered the city Monguno, northeast in Nigeria, after fierce battles against the Nigerian army, according to a military source.
- Monguno have fallen. Monguno has fallen, said a senior military officer who wanted to remain anonymous, to AFP.
Another source confirmed to the news agency that the Islamists have conquered the city.
Monguno is located 125 kilometers north of the big city Maiduguri, which also was attacked by Boko Haram on Sunday. Maiduguri is the administrative center of Borno.
Boko Haram's goal is to establish an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria, as ISIS does in Syria and Iraq.
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