Boko Haram Takes Control of Military Camps in Yobe State
Barely 48 hours after sacking a military formation in Gwoza, Borno State, taken control of the town which it ransacked and killed scores of people, members of the Boko Haram insurgents group has taken over some military camps in Yobe state.
Residents said the sect members raided Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State and seized the military camps in Buni Yadi, Buni Gari and Gonir.
A top security source who does not want to be named because he is not allowed to talk to the media, said: “It is not a secret any longer that our forces are no longer in Buni Yadi, Buni Gari and Goniri. We only have our troops at Katarko.”
Katarko is 22km from Damaturu and 34km from Buni Yadi.
The bombing of the Katarko Bridge by the insurgents has cut off vehicular and human movement between Buni Yadi and Damaturu, the state capital.
It was gathered that residents who defy the odds to travel in the area break their journeys at Katarko and cross the River Katarko to join a vehicle to Buni Yadi or Buni Gari.
Adamu Saleh (not real name), who rode on a bicycle to Damaturu, said Boko Haram insurgents move freely in the area, brandishing their weapons.
He said the insurgents occupied locations that were previously manned by the military.
“I am just coming from Buni Yadi. I came with my bicycle all the way to this place. I did not use any bush path. I followed the main road.
“We are facing a very terrible situation. There is no single security in our area. The same in Buni Gari and Goniri. In fact, the boys ( yaara, in Hausa, referring to Boko Haram) have taken over the military camps,” the man said.
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