Boko Haram members in the early hours of Thursday, February 19, 2015 attacked Gaya village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing about 30 indigenes of the community located close to the Sambisa forest, where the insurgents’ camps are set up.
The terrorists reportedly burnt several buildings the the village before fleeing.
This comes on the heels of concerted military efforts which has seen 11 communities recaptured.
An unnamed security official enthused that the sect members who are being smoked out of their training base in Sambisa Forest by a combined team of Air Force and Army personnel, resorted to laying marauding communities where the military had little or no presence.
The source revealed:
The fighters of the Boko Haram sect attacked Gaya community in Hong Local Government Area here in Adamawa State.
They killed over 30 people and burnt down several buildings in the community. You know that that community is in the border area just by the Sambisa Forest.
Those who attacked the community were dislodged from the Sambisa Forest by the ongoing raid being carried out by the Air Force and the ground soldiers.
The military is now in control of a large part of the Sambisa Forest and the insurgents are moving in bands and launching attacks on the communities that are far from where the soldiers checkpoints are.
When asked on the attack, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade stated that information of such an attack had not been brought to his knowledge.