The Nigerian troops have killed a host of the Islamist extremists under the platform of Boko Haram in their bid to capture two towns in the Gombi town of Adamawa State.
The development took place in the evening hours of Monday, March 9, 2015 as efforts to nip the activities of the terrorists in the bud heightens.
According to Daily Times, the insurgents had invaded Garkida and Gombi towns, on Monday evening, probably with the intention to seize the towns.
A source in Yola, Umana Maliki, who claimed to have experienced the incident said, “The insurgents came in, through the outskirt town of Garkida, which shares boundaries with the southern part of Borno.
“They attempted attacking the town at about 6:45p.m. shortly before the Muslim last prayer of the day.”
The source added, “They came in a car shooting and shouting “Allahu Akbar” meaning God is great, but before they could advance to Gombi town, the military stationed there countered them and killed many of them.”
Also speaking up on the incident was another eye witness, Gambo Adams, who said, “The fight lasted for about two hours. We were so scared to come out even after the shooting ended.”
“But, when I came out, l saw two of their vehicles burnt and three sized by the military and some dead bodies of the insurgents.”
When contacted, the state army spokesman, Captain Nuhu Jafaru, declined comments on the incident.