Nigerian troops Repel fresh Boko Haram Attack in Adamawa

Boko Haram

Soldiers on Monday night repelled a daring offensive by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect bent on taking over Gombi Town, some 120 kilometres away from Yola, Adamawa state capital.

This was disclosed by residents and security sources.

Gombi was recently recaptured from the terrorists and has witnessed incessant attacks by Boko Haram.

The casualty from Monday’s attack was yet to be ascertained although sources say that several insurgents were killed during the battle that lasted for hours.

“The men came in from Goloso, Garkida villages through Biu road about 6:30 p.m. in a motorcade and vehicles,” a resident, Bello Abubakar, said.

“They engaged soldiers in a gun battle.”

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

“There was apprehension and pandemonium in the town,” he said. “People scampered for their lives for fear of uncertainty.”

Another fleeing resident, Bitrus Danladi, said many residents ran into bush.

“As I am talking to you we are here on the mountain taking refuge,” he said. “(Boko Haram) attempted to capture the town. So we are afraid. I fled with my wife and two little children.”

Reports, however, indicates that soldiers confronted the gunmen in a shoot out and repelled the attack.

“They were repelled and many were killed and many fled with gunshots wounds,” said a local vigilante who pleads anonymity as he was not permitted to talk to the press. “Their eight vehicles were burnt down, including a Hilux fully loaded with ammunition and guns. As I am talking to you, we are in the bush trying to capture the fleeing insurgents. We are yet to confirm whether there is civilian casualty.”

Though the military was yet to release a statement on the attack as at the time of this report, however, media aide to the state governor, Phineas P.Elisha, confirmed the attack but said normalcy has been restored as security operatives were on top of the situation.

“Soldiers being assisted by the local volunteers of vigilante and hunters are on top of the situation. The attack was repelled, so people should about their normal businesses,’’ he urged.


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  • Rommel

    Death to Boko Haram,their supporters,financiers and sympathizers

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Strong military intelligence would aid information about the enemies’ move which would then be countered by the military going on the offensive. We have said this many times. This idea of only reacting to attacks is NOT good. Phew!

  • Okey

    Attack against these highly religious group is an attack against the North. Why don’t we compensate them the way we did with the Niger Delta militants ? After all, their demand is just simple: Sharia to be practiced all over Nigeria and a Muslim must lead Nigeria. What is too much in those simple demands ? Because, even if these take place, is it not Muslim limb and hand that will be chopped off ?

    Or, in the alternative, another simple and harnless demand is that Jonathan should convert to Islam for their to be peace in Nigeria. And since Jonathan refused to convert, these minor infractions of Boko Haram should be blamed on Jonathan. And I repeat, attack on these Boko Haram boys is an attack against the North.

    • Yahaya

      I think you are right Okey. A third and possibly better solution is that Jonathan should present an affidavit that he is by origin a Native of Daura or even a native of Niger Republic. I mean that his great grand father was a Lake Chad fisherman and also a foot soldier of Osman dan Fodio who migrated to the Bayelsa (his maternal home) generations ago to continue fishing when Osman Dan Fodio’s men suffered a temporay reprisal from Kanuris. Unknown to Buhari Jonathan and some of his kins men like Asari Dokubo and Tompolo are cousins and 5th generation descendants of the great Osman Dan Fodio. So Jonathan is truely ‘born to rule’ and and also carries the gene of ‘monopoly of violence’. Just wait and see. You aint seen bombs yet. An attack agaist these Boko Haram boys is indeed, a palace affair, against the North and indeed a threat to the blood the dogs and their cousins and the baboons and their cousins will spill.

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