Panic As Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa
Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Garkida community in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Local sources told Channels Television that Garkida community came under attack by the insurgents on Friday around 7.00pm.
According to them, the assailants fired sporadic gunshots and engaged in an exchange of fire with security operatives and local vigilante officials on the ground.
Soldiers who were said to have engaged them in a gun battle later pulled back for reinforcement.
After the security operatives beat a retreat, the insurgents were said to have moved into the town fully, setting many houses on fire.
Another source corroborated his account but said the security operatives have returned to the town.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, Suleiman Nguroje, has confirmed the attack to Channels Television.
He disclosed that policemen and other security personnel have been drafted to Gombi town and its environs, to prevent the insurgents from gaining access to the town.
The command’s spokesman, however, could not give details of the attack while the time the insurgents carried out the attack has yet to be ascertained.