Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Gombi

FILE PHOTO: Army Checkpoint

Soldiers on Sunday repelled an attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram on Gombi Town of Adamawa State, residents have said.

The casualty from the attack is yet to be ascertained.

“The men came in from Zangula Village through the road by the side of Government Girls College at about 5:30 p.m. in  a motorcade  and started shooting,” a resident, Gambo Mohammed, told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Mohammed said many residents ran and hid themselves as the shooting continued for over two hours.

PREMIUM TIMES, however, learnt that soldiers confronted the gunmen in a shootout and chased them from the village.

“We are not safe here even though some people said on phone that the army is chasing them,” another resident, Grace Likiah, said on the telephone.

The acting chairman of the council, Japhart Kefas, also confirmed that the soldiers confronted the gunmen.

“The insurgents were in my council headquarters and am in Yola, so l cannot say much about it,” he said “But report reaching me says that the army is chasing them and has taken over all the route into and out of Gombi”

The military was yet to release a statement on the attack as at the time of this report.


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  • Jada

    Politically motivated insurgents, while they are plotting, God is plotting on our behalf and he will surely see us through..

  • Otile

    How will Nigerians feel to know that their president failed to have an ordinary elementary school education, cannot produce a secondary school certificate, and made no effort in his life to acquired any of these basic certificates. This is a disgrace to the Nigerian nation no matter how you look at it.

    If they don’t want Jonathan can’t they find a young educated Nigerian who can stand shoulder to shoulder with other world leaders? This is a disgrace to the Nigerian nation.

    • mahmudu

      Otile pls talk about the insurgency that is the subject of th matter not about buhari talk about ur failed president.

  • Wakawa Aliyu

    May God continue to be with you our dear soldiers…and may He guide and protect your families while you are away, Amin