SaharaReporters has learned today that Boko Haram has taken over the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

A report from a Maiha resident alleged that militants attacked the area at 5:30pm local time, when security agents left for Belel district, about 48km away. The source also says that many soldiers and two civilians have died. Many are also reported to be badly wounded.

Reports also suggest that many persons fleeing Maiha and nearby Belel are crossing the border to Cameroon.

"The insurgents have full control of Maiha," the resident told SaharaReporters. "People of Belel and others are crossing the border to Cameroon, which is not more than a kilometer to cross." 

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