Troops Engage Insurgents In Six Hours Battle In Adamawa

 

Boko Haram suspects in Borno gun battle

Several Boko Haram fighters have been reportedly killed in a serious gun battle that lasted for six hours in Gulak, Adamawa State, the www.icirnigeria.org has learnt.

According to Lawal Kanuri, the head of Krichinga village, the insurgents invaded the town in large numbers and overpowered soldiers detailed there, setting the armory on ablaze.

After reinforcement, troops succeeded in dislodging the insurgents, Kanuri said, adding that a soldier was killed in the process.






     

     

    According to a resident, who did not give his name, the insurgents invaded Gulak through the base of a mountain called Bakin Duse, near Sambisa, thereby taking the soldiers unawares.

    “The insurgents invaded Gulak over the weekend and sacked the soldiers. All civilians escaped to the mountains and nearby villages. In the morning, we came back but we heard rumours that Boko Haram were coming again so we fled again,” the resident said.

    He added that following the fierce battle with the troops, the insurgents, while fleeing, retrieved the corpses of their colleagues and headed to Sambisa through Bitiku village.

    The soldiers reportedly recovered a truckload of ammunition and explosives, including some rifles, from the insurgents.

     

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