After retreating Borno’s 2nd largest town, Bama over the weekend following a massive aerial attack by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, September 7, 2014 attacked 2 important towns in neighboring Adamawa state, Mubi and Michika, which have a significant Christian population.
According to investigations by Thisday, security sources confirm Michika has come under attack which has led to residents fleeing to neigbouring towns and villages for safety, although the insurgents have found it difficult to penetrate Mubi as the Nigerian military stopped them in their tracks with superior fire power.
Early on Sunday, September 7, 2014, students of Adamawa State University, Mubi on getting information of the advance of the insurgents, fled the school with the school authorities announcing its closure to forestall any mishap.
The students were seen leaving in their numbers at bus stations. The insurgents had on Friday, September 5, 2014 attacked Gulak, which serves as headquarters of Madagali local government area in Adamawa state.
The Gulak attack was confirmed by Professor Liman Tukur, the secretary to the state government in a statement dated Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The sect has launched several attacks to major towns in Borno and Adamawa states in an attempt to carve out an Islamic caliphate for itself, achieving success in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in Borno state and Banki in Adamawa state.
In the wake of the threat posed by the insurgents, the Nigerian military has pledged to reverse all the advances of the sect and recapture all lost territory, while President Goodluck Jonathan will meet with Chadian President Idriss Deby in Ndjamena on Monday, September 8, 2014 in a bid to forge an alliance that would aim at cutting off Boko Haram’s supply routes from Sudan and Libya.