Boko Haram kills 30 in Adamawa village

Boko Haram kills 30 in Adamawa village

The members of the Boko Haram Islamic Sect are said to have attacked Gaya Village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the early hours of Thursday.

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Investigations revealed that the rampaging insurgents killed 30 indigenes of the community said to be located near the Sambisa Forest.

The insurgents were also said to have burnt several buildings in the community before fleeing the area.

The attack is coming shortly after the military liberated 11 communities from the insurgents, killed over 300 of them with several calibres of arms and ammunition seized from them on Tuesday.

The security source explained that the insurgents who were routed out of their Sambisa Forest training base by the combine team of Air Force and Army personnel operating in the area had resorted to attacking communities that are far away from areas being covered by the military presence.

The men of the Nigerian Air Force and ground forces of the Army have been raiding the vast Sambisa Forest since last week in a bid to destroy camps of the insurgents located in the vast forest.

It was stated that the insurgents were targeting remote communities without military presence for destructive attacks.

The source said, “The fighters of the Boko Haram Sect attacked Gaya Community in Hong Local Government Area here is Adamawa State.

“They killed over 30 people and burnt down several buildings in the community. You know that the community is in the border area just by the Sambisa Forest.

“Those who attacked the community were dislodged from the Sambisa Forest by the on-going raid being carried out by the Air Force and the ground troops.

“The military is now in control of a large part of the Sambisa Forest and the insurgents are moving in bands and launching attacks on the communities that are far away from the soldiers.”

The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said he was not aware of such an attack on any community near the Sambisa forest.

It will be recalled that Chadian troops on Tuesday defeated insurgent group Boko Haram and took back the town of Dikwa from their grasp.

A Nigerian military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the advance into the town. The Chadian push has become a sensitive point for the Nigerian military.

While the Chadian army is free of any Boko Haram infiltration, it is said that Boko Haram has a lot of sympathisers in the Nigerian army.

The task force is made up of Chad, Cameroon, Niger Republic and Nigeria. It is being deployed in Nigeria to take on the terrorists.


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