With Boko Haram seizing a key town of Baga and military base in Nigeria's far northeast and the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) the insurgent, Boko haram now controls all three of Borno state's borders with Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The militants are now in a better position to launch fresh attacks both within Nigeria, including against the key city of Maiduguri, and across borders. With Baga the latest to fall, Borno state capital, Maiduguri, has now been rounded up by Boko haram. "Their next move is predictable, which is expanding their territory southwards
Nigeria's highest ranking military officer, Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh, told reporters on Tuesday that Baga can be recaptured, although he refused to give a timeframe for any counter-offensive. Though Niger and Chad has withdrawn their soldiers from the multinational forces.