Boko Haram militants on Sunday night engaged Nigerian troops in a fierce battle in their new bid to take over Gulak in northern part of Adamawa State.
Residents say the insurgents came in three vehicles, brandishing guns, burnt down a military base as they also burnt down three artillery and carted away guns.
“They came around 7 p.m. and started firing on the soldiers during which all the soldiers ran away”.
“There was pandemonium, people scampered for their lives, many slept in bushes, they killed one soldier during the fierce battle”.
“Our local vigilantes had tried by staying back, until another troops were deployed from Madagali town and Shuwa, they engaged them, if not they would have recaptured the town for the second time,” said James Ularamu, former chairman of Madagali.
There are no reports whether there were casualties from the Boko Haram side, as residents said “after we chased them away they fled to the nearby Sambisa area.”
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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