Boko Haram insurgents in the night of Sunday, November 29, 2015 raided and burnt down an army base in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, AP news agency reports.
According to the report, Nigerian soldiers fled the base following the assault, prompting local vigilante fighters to step up and prevent the insurgents from retaking Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area.
James Ularamu, a former chairman of the council, told AP the brave civilian fighters held Gulak town after the soldiers ran away, until the military sent reinforcements who then fought off the extremists. By that time, the base had been burned down.
The attack comes just weeks after over 100 soldiers were allegedly kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.