Residents hold service in church burnt by Boko Haram insurgents

Residents hold service in church burnt by Boko Haram insurgents

- Boko Haram attacked Garkida town, in Adamawa state on Friday, February 21 leaving behind tears, sorrow and blood

- Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria situated in the town was burnt by the rampaging insurgents

- The church leaders have shown uncommon courage by holding a service in the burnt building

A photo of leaders of the Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria situated in Adamawa state has gone viral on the internet.

The church was burnt by Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Garkida town in the state on Friday, February 21.

Social media users have been sharing a photo of the church leaders holding a service inside the building days after the attack

Many have hailed the church leaders for their uncommon courage and not allowing the terrorists to defeat their faith in God.

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Boko Haram continues to attack soft targets as the Nigerian military close in on them in the mountains around the northeast region.

The insurgents go from one town to another causing havoc mostly in the middle of the night.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is from Adamawa state, condemned the attack and lamented the continuous attacks by the insurgents on local communities.

The senator representing Adamawa Central senatorial district which also covers Garkida town also reacted to the attack.

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Meanwhile, about 18 participants have graduated from a four weeks training organised by the Defence Space Administration (DSA) Abuja which focused on image and terrain analysis as well as defence mapping.

Director of earth observation in the DSA, Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Chukwu stated that troops at the front-line fighting insurgency need intelligence to succeed.

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His words: “The DSA is established to support them with geospatial intelligence for them to know how the enemies manoeuvre through satellite imagery and so on and so forth.

“This course is meant to build the capacity of our boys in doing that. We have facilities. With this training, they will be able to produce the imagery and all the geospatial intelligence required for those at the war front to prosecute the insurgency.”

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