Boko Haram reportedly launches fresh attacks in Adamawa state

Boko Haram reportedly launches fresh attacks in Adamawa state

- The problem of insecurity in northern Nigeria has again surfaced in the media

- Pockets of Boko Haram attacks are still being reported in the region

- Residents of Adamawa state have expressed concerns over their safety

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Garkida town in Gombi local government area of Adamawa state was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday, December 24.

According to Daily Trust, the insurgents attacked the town through the main road late in the afternoon.

Boko Haram reportedly launches fresh attacks in Adamawa state
Soldiers on patrol in northeastern Nigeria.
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The incident was said to have forced residents to flee to the surrounding mountains for safety.

A local said:

“I saw them moving in to the town in five trucks and then heard sounds of gun shots and people running to the mountains.”

The Sun reported that the attackers shoot randomly as residents ran for safety.

A source who escaped the attack told the publication that community members had to hide in the bush to avoid being harmed by the insurgents.

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He said:

“Right now, I cannot say how the village is because we are all hiding in the bush, so all I know is that we started hearing gunshots this evening and we had to run for our dear lives."
“These attacks are becoming too much, recently, we had to run for our lives and this is Christmas Eve, we are spending it in the bush.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria's defence minister, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), has sent an important message to Christians ahead of Christmas celebrations.

In a report by Channels TV, Magashi called on Christians as they celebrate the birth of Christ to pray for Nigeria to overcome its security challenges.

The defence minister who gave the charge in a statement on Thursday, December 24, noted that the least appreciation Nigerians can show to the soldiers who are fighting patriotically on the frontlines is to pray for them and be security conscious at this time.

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In another report, troops of the 151 Battalion at Banki junction in Bama, Borno state are definitely in a celebratory mood after Governor Babagana Zulum announced a Christmas package for each of the soldiers and their officers.

The governor made the announcement while addressing over 700 soldiers on Tuesday, December 22, as he visited the headquarters.

Zulum explained that the package was for the Nigerian troops of the 151 battalion who have never been defeated by Boko Haram since its formation.

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