Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Gulani, a border town with Buni/Yadi in Yobe State and allegedly taken over the local council secretariat complex and the government lodge there.
Many residents were forced to flee for safety during the attack which took place on Tuesday. No casualty was recorded.
Gulani and Buni Yadi towns have been severally attacked by insurgents in the past, and several persons, including security personnel, have been killed.
Sources in the town revealed that the militants passed the night in Gulani town and called the early morning prayers at the Central Mosque where they preached to some residents that remained in their residences.
They were said to have gone to the Ward head’s house and registered their arrival, telling him that their coming was just to preach and not to harm anyone when they saw that people were panicking.
The insurgents called the early morning prayers, led the prayers and preached for over an hour before going back to the government lodge where they camped, according to a source.
Some residents lamented that there were no security operatives to challenge the terrorists during the raid.