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 Suspected Militants Takes Over Gulak Town In Borno


Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Residents of many towns in Adamawa state, North Eastern Nigeria have continued to flee in droves, just as members of dreaded Boko Haram have reportedly captured Gulak, which has been under siege recently.

Other towns affected in the renewed invasion include Michika as well as neighbouring villages.

The exodus was sequel to failure of the military to resist the offensives launched by the insurgents since Friday, which extended till Saturday.

A resident confirmed the latest development, saying “Boko Haram insurgents are now in control of Gulak,” headquarters of Madagali local government.

Meanwhile, Defence Headquarters Spokesperson, Major General Chris Olukolade, has denied the insurgents’ claim.

According to a resident, tension mounted Saturday when troops stormed Gulak town in vans, trucks and armoured cars, busy shooting in the air, in retreat after they were overpowered previously by the militants in Madagali, which is 20 kilometres away.

It would be recalled the insurgents have captured in the last two weeks Gwoza, Bama in Borno state, last week in a controversial bloody exchanges that claimed not less than 180 people as well as Buni Yadi in Yobe state.


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