UPDATED: Nigerian troops, vigilante repel Boko Haram invasion of Adamawa community

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Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

After fierce battles that lasted several hours, Nigerian troops supported by hunters and vigilantes pushed back invading Boko Haram terrorists in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, officials have said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram on Monday night launched an attack on the village. Fleeing residents said the attack commenced at about 7:35 p.m. as the insurgents stormed the village and opened fire on residents.

In a telephone interview on Tuesday morning, the state governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla, confirmed that the attack has been repelled.

“Nigerian Army supported by local hunters have rolled back the invading terrorists in Gulak.

“Though the areas are under Chibok Brigade, but I do call for minute by minute report on what is happening over there. God is giving victory to our security and hunters.

“And as at about 4:00 a.m., normalcy (was) restored,” the governor said.

Residents also confirmed the development.

“Our gallant local vigilantes and hunters supporting Nigerian troops have repelled the attack.

“We slept on mountains and other hideouts; but as I am talking to you this morning, already fleeing residents have begun to return to our houses.

“I can’t give details of casualty but I know one woman was killed by strayed bullet,” said a local resident who simply identified himself as David.

When contacted, the council chairman of Madagali, Yusuf Muhammad, also confirmed that the attack was repelled.

“It was a fierce battle and Nigerian troops and local hunters succeeded in repelling the attack.

“For now, I don’t know the exact casualty figure and no soldier or hunters reported to have been killed; except one woman that was hit by stray bullet.”

Also confirming the development, the administrative head of Nigerian hunters in Adamawa, Usman Wubkenson, said that, “Our men (hunters) supporting Nigerian troops have repelled the attack.

On the casualty figure, Mr. Wubkenson said, “I can’t tell the casualty details for now; many of the terrorists were killed.’’

Neither the army nor the police have released any statement on the attack.

Earlier on Sunday, at least two civilians, a woman and her daughter, were killed in a suicide bomb attack, when two male suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Madagali.

Madagali was the last local government in Adamawa State that was recaptured from Boko Haram insurgents in 2015.


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  • Dan Arewa

    Alhamdulillah.

    • dan arewa

      May ALLAH continue to strengthen our military and the vigilante members

      • Dan Arewa

        Ameen

    • Otile

      Alhamdulillah what? The battle of Madagali was a debacle for sojajin Najeriya and you are fat and happy praising Allahu. Get real, boy.

      • Dan Arewa

        Alhamdulillah for repelling Boko Harram back to their Sambisa bush.
        I know you are not happy with that because Burutai is destroying what your blood brother Gen Ehijerika (rtd) and his brothers plan in order to revenge the Biafrud Civil war defeat.

        From now on, their will be no Igbo man in sensitive National Security leadership just as what had been done from 1970 until when GEJ accidentally appoint your brother.

        By the way, how was the IPORK doing?

        • Otile

          Despite your mindless looting, domination of those sensitive jobs, and other cheatings, the living conditions of most Northerners are no better than their fellow citizens in the cheated SS SE. Why? Are you proud that your leaders loot and horde their booties outside Nigeria while your people languish in disease and poverty? You are living in_fools paradise. Shame

  • Naijamaniac

    The fire should be sustained.

  • Factual Bob

    Self -inflicted destruction from dirty politics gone wrong.Well,there are increasing crude oil revenue from the infidel south south to be siphoned to feeding inmates in the IDPs,and reconstructing prior straw thatched mud shelters into modern houses. Defence contractors and top military brass are all smiling to the banks.