Boko Haram strikes again in Adamawa, burns down military artillery

Boko Haram
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Rampaging Boko Haram militants on Sunday night engaged Nigerian troops in a fierce battle in their new bid to take over Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali in northern part of Adamawa State.

Security and local sources say the insurgents, who came in three vehicles brandishing guns, burnt down a military base as they also burnt down three artilleries and carted away guns.

“They came around 7 p.m. and started firing on the soldiers during which all the soldiers ran away.

“There was pandemonium, people scampered for their lives, many slept in bushes, they killed one soldier during the fierce battle.

“Our local vigilantes had tried by staying back, until another troops were deployed from Madagali town and Shuwa, they engaged them, if not they would have recaptured the town for the second time,” said James Ularamu, former chairman of Madagali.

The former Council chairman, and a local vigilante who did not want to be named, said there were heavy gun battles.

The local vigilante, who couldn’t say whether there were casualties from the Boko Haram side, said “after we chased them away they fled to the nearby Sambisa area.”

Efforts to get the army spokesperson were futile, but a member representing the area at the house of Representatives, Adamu Kamale, confirmed the attack.

He, however said he did not have “much details for now”.

The state commissioner of information, Ahmed Sajo, said additional troops had been deployed to the area.


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    • IG

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  • musa aliyu

    Soldiers run? This information is baffling and nauseating

    • Otile

      My friend, the Southern soldiers should run and save their lives. What are they fighting for, to prevent the Islamic Caliphate of Arewa? Allah will not abandon His faithful servants into the hands of invaders.

      Long live the Islamic Caliphate of Arewa
      Long life all freedom fighers
      Awon omo Odua say Amen

      • bib

        You think they are still under Dumbo? Under Dumbo the town would have been lost. But you can see that the gallant soldiers reinforced and fought.Nobody say the battle was over yet, but it will soon be over.Inshaallah

        • terry

          “Security and local sources say the insurgents, who came in three vehicles brandishing guns, burnt down a military base as they also burnt down three artilleries and carted away guns” aboki always remained aboki!

        • Otile

          For all practical purposes the ilu is in the hands of Boko boys and girls. Sojajin Najeriya are no where to to be found at the sight of advancing Boko boys fighters. I don’t blame the troops though, this is an unjust war, even a few determined Boko girls can route troops fighting for no purpose. May God save our troops from harms way. May they run away and escape before Boko boys and girls capture them. Bib say Amen.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Yes,they ran away and abandoned the whole barracks . Equipment was carted away while the heavy ones were set ablaze.The so called counter attack was just a withdrawal by the terrorists who spent many hours in the location after a very successful raid.

  • bib

    Thanks to the gallant soldiers. But please do not let down your guard.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Gallant soldiers do not run away,they stay and fight to defend their barracks .

      • Basket Mouth

        why don’t you sign up and show them how to be gallant!

        • Otile

          Why do you want my brother to sign up and fight an unjust war? He is not going to sign up anything, I want him alive and well. Tawanda, God bless you, may you live long, Amen.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          The Nigerian army is a volunteer army,a soldier is not supposed to run while vigilantes stand and fight. If one decides to be a soldier then for heavens sake do your job and be brave. I would rather die than run in battle.

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  • Luke Nyala

    President Buhari’s tactical incompetence

    President Buhari’s incompetence shows. Where is the result of his travels to
    Niamey, N’Djamena and Yaounde? He fooled himself he was doing shuttle
    diplomacy. He lied to himself he was building military alliance against Boko
    Haram. Now 183 days after Nigerian soldiers are running as Boko Haram
    invades an army base, seizes the army’s military weapons and burns down
    the base. This is the second time this nonsense is happening under Buhari.
    The first time it happened Nigerian Army three weeks ago or so, the army
    told lies that our soldiers did not really run away – almost 200 soldiers –
    but that the soldiers went to collect divine inspiration inside holes and forests.
    That first lie has now made Boko Haram more determined to disgrace our
    soldiers and force the army to tell the truth. So far, President Buhari is not
    winning anything. President Buhari is almost losing the grounds we won.
    At this rate of defeat and overrun by Boko Haram, our army is in trouble.

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  • Joe

    God is not happy with APC with their propaganda during the political campaigns. APC, because of their desperate desire to rule, they could not differentiate political parties from security challenges the country was facing. Its wicked to use security issues for campaign and now the boko idiots have become a monster. PMB was too naïve(remember General Gowon told PMB that its unprofessional to give such target in a war) to have given December target to defeat these monsters from the pit of hell; I hope and pray that reverse will not be the case.

  • ilesanmi

    I strongly believe there is much about the insurgents the military authority has kept secret from Nigerians. How does one explain a situation where few insurgents would just ride in 2 or 3 Hilux trucks or on motor bikes and successfully attack a military formation of hundreds of soldiers without resistance and our soldiers internationally acknowledged for bravery and professionalism would just flee or get killed by the untrained, rag tag boys. These little Boko Haram boys, some of them so young and small in size to withstand even the vibration of a rifle would at their own pace, unconfined, empty the Armoury including armoured tanks and disappear into the space, jubilating.

    • Otile

      The war is going according to plan, bro. If they go all out to smash Boko Haram there will be an outrage in the North, Sultan will never allow that. We are not deceived at all. Odua people know it too, but they wouldn’t say it loud.