The deadly Boko Haram sect has attacked Gulani, a town in Yobe state, allegedly occupying the local council secretariat complex and the lodge.
The attack which took place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 was said to have forced some residents to flee for fears of being killed.
Gulani is a border town with Buni/Yadi, which is believed to have already been captured by the insurgents who are alleged to have occupied the council headquarters. It is 164 kilometres west of Damaturu, the state capital.
A resident of Gulani, Bukar Isa, told journalists on phone on Wednesday, Sepember 3, 2014 that: “none of us was killed during Tuesday’s invasion, but the insurgents have taken over our secretariat complex and lodge by noon, before telling us that they stormed the town not to kill, but preach and do the work of Allah (God), according to the Quran.”
It would be recalled that both Gulani and Buni Yadi have been severally attacked by insurgents in the past during which they killed several people, including security personnel in those previous attacks.