Military Fortifies Mubi from Impending Boko Haram Attacks
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said Mubi, the second largest town in Adamawa State, has not been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents.
Mubi was said to be “highly” fortified as at the time of filing this report.
More troops were, however, mobilised from three formations of the Army to flush out the insurgents from Adamawa.
More than 500 troops from Nigerian Army formations in three states were yesterday drafted to Adamawa State to flush out the insurgents who have held on to Gulak, Michika, and Kirchinga, among others.
“Very soon, all the seized towns will be liberated and normal business activities restored to these areas”, a source said, pleading not to be named as he is not allowed to talk to the media.
The source also admitted that Mubi had been heavily fortified to repel insurgents from the commercial town and its environs.
The DHQ in a terse statement, simply said the situation was calm in Mubi.
The statement on Twitter said: “Mubi has not been attacked. Troops are still on Patrol. Deployment positions in and around the town keeping watch. Situation is calm.”
On the situation in Bama and Gwoza, a military source added: “We have sustained aerial strikes in these areas to clear the towns of any trace of insurgents.
It was gathered that local hunters in Adamawa State have attacked and killed some members of the Boko Haram in Madagali and Michika local governments areas. Unconfirmed reports indicated that 75 members of the sect were gunned down.
The insurgents were said to have been retreating having run out of ammunition.
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