There is a heavy fighting going on at strategic Bita town near Gwoza in Borno state between Boko Haram and the Military.
The fighting that started last night when insurgents in an attempt to capture Gwoza attacked a military facility at Bita where they met a stiff resistance from the army, went on throughout Monday night and continued Tuesday morning.
The fight was said to have forced the military to deploy fighter jets from Yola to support ground troops who were being overwhelmed.
A source close to the ongoing war said the quick response by the jets was a big relief to the troops.
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.