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Maiduguri attack victims seek refuge in other towns

The Nigeria government says troops are planning on taking back the town from Boko Haram.

FILE: Nigerian government forces killed at least 56 Islamist Boko Haram fighters in a combined air and ground offensive in the northeast on 30 December 2013. Picture: supplied.

NIGERIA - Residents of Baga town have taken refuge in towns close to Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria, following the second attack in as many days on the town by the Boko Haram militant group.

The Nigeria government has confirmed the latest attack and says troops are planning on taking back the town from the insurgents.

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, stated this while giving an update on ongoing troops operation in the north-east.

"We wish to inform you that the situation in Baga is gradually improving since the last attack on the town. Security forces are working hard to insure the liberation of this place and other places close to it."

The Boko Haram group attacked Baga town on Wednesday, after over-running a military base on Saturday.