Boko Haram Renames Another Town In Adamawa

Boko Haram Renames Another Town In Adamawa

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on November 7, 2014
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An undated photo of Borno Women affected by the crisis caused by insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria

Boko Haram sect, who captured and renamed Mubi on Friday, October 31, 2014 has renamed another town in Adamawa State on Thursday, November 6, 2014, residents reports.

According to residents who had escaped from the community, the Islamist sect captured the Gwoza community in northeast Nigeria in an attempt to establish a caliphate in the region,

Gwoza , which was captured in July 2014 has now been named “ Darul Hikma” or “House of Wisdom”, residents said.

The leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau,  in a video released in August 2014 had earlier declared Gwoza community as a caliphate as he boasted to have control over more than two dozen of the towns and villages in Nigeria’s far northeast.

Another resident who had on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 escaped from the town with her mother said the Islamist group have given new names to Gwoza and Mubi, which they say are now part of their Islamic state as the people are being forced to use the new names.

All the witnesses confirmed that  the churches in Mubi had been burnt down as Islamists were seen patrolling the streets regularly, without a sign of resistance from the security services.

 

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