Boko Haram Occupies Mararaba, Advancing To Mubi, Adamawa – Report

Boko Haram Occupies Mararaba, Advancing To Mubi, Adamawa – Report

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on October 29, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers arrive in Yola, Nigeria, 20 May 2013. Following the declaraton of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states of Nigeria (Photo Credit: EPA/STR)

Hundreds of soldiers are reported to be running away from the town of Mubi, Adamawa State on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 as members of the Boko Haram sect make advances to take over the town.

Mubi is the second largest town in the state and where the state university is located.

According to unconfirmed reports, the Islamist sect have already taken control of Mararaba Hildi, a community that is few kilometres away from Mubi town, prompting a mass exodus of security agents.

The insurgents had on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 attacked Uba Local Government Area of Adamawa State chasing away the residents to a neighbouring town.

A military source in Kala, some kilometres to Mubi, also affirmed that he saw soldiers leaving with their armoured cars and rifles away from the advancing direction of Boko Haram insurgents.

He said the insurgents have established a sovereign status and has mounted their flags at Mararaba, gaining enough ground to launch an assault on Mubi town.

According to the source, “It was an embarrassment seeing soldiers running away with their weapons. As I am taking to you now, I am in Kala and I saw the soldiers in convoys of cars leaving the town.

“It is just a pity that we are not telling ourselves the truth, because there is nothing like ceasefire with Boko Haram. People are just suffering and somebody is out there playing politics with their lives.

“It was just a pity that I was driving and could not take the picture of those fleeing soldiers. This country is in serious trouble,” he said.

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