Boko Haram Sacks GOC in Mubi, Kills Colonel, Others…Vows to Hoist Flag on CDS Badeh’s Residence
In a bid to further expand the territory of their Islamic caliphate, the Boko Haram insurgents staged an attack to capture Mubi in Adamawa State, the home town of the Chief of Defence staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, on Monday.
They were however engaged by a contingent of Nigerian troops who are fighting back to take hold of the town.
Though the town is yet to fall but the casualty already suffered by the military may soon force the Nigerian soldiers to surrender their hold on the city just as they did to Michika, another major town captured by the insurgents in Adamawa State.
Abusidiqu learnt that in the fierce battle to save Mubi from falling, the Boko Haram insurgents burnt down the home of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Division, Major General Zaruwa, killed a senior military officer in the rank of a Colonel and several soldiers while the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Lt Col. Adeboye Obasanjo who is serving in Yola, Adamawa state was also shot and seriously wounded by Boko Haram gunfire.
The military suffered the casualty while racing to save Mubi in the company of GOC, 3 Division, Major General Zaruwa. The GOC’s convoy was said to have come under heavy ambush gunfire from the insurgents who killed the Colonel and shot Lt. Col. Obasanjo in the process.
While the corpses of some of the killed soldiers have been recovered and deposited in the morgue in Yola, Lt. Col Obasanjo was also said to be responding to treatment in a military hospital also in Yola. A source at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja however the wounded officer may be flown to Abuja any moment from the time of filing this report for better medical attention.
A source in the town claimed the insurgents vowed to seize the town and hoist their flag on the residence of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh.
The Boko Haram insurgents seem to be getting more daring and determined in their push to capture substantial part of the North East with major towns in Borno, Yobe and now Adamawa already fallen under their Islamic state control.
Leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau had declare an Islamic caliphate after capturing Gwoza and several communities in Borno state.
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