Traditional hunters brace themselves up with determined mind to fight the sect in Adamawa State who were able to down
about 75 members of the Islamic sect (Boko Haram) who had been terrorising residents of the northern part of the state.
The insurgents have increased attacks on the areas, as they attacked two local government areas, Michika and Madagali, while thousands of residents fled the towns.
A resident disclosed to the Nigerian Tribune, on Wednesday, that the insurgents were ambushed when local hunters in the area observed that they (sect members) had run out of ammunition, following series of encounters with the Nigerian troops.
It was also reported that normalcy had started returning to Michika, as Nigerian troops were gradually taking control of the annexed areas, beating the insurgents to a retreat.
Meanwhile the Defence headquarters, on Wednesday, denied reports credited to Boko Haram insurgents that members of the terrorists group had attacked Mubi and were in control of the city in Adamawa State.
The headquarters also said Nigerian soldiers were in full control of the Mubi, adding that the situation remained calm.
Astatement posted on Defence Tweeter handle, on Wednesday, read: “Mubi has not been attacked. Troops are still in patrol. Deployment positions in and around the town, keeping watch. Situation is calm.”
However, a competent source in the military said Mubi had become the centre of troops and equipment mobilisation for a new assault on the remnants of the terrorists, who moved into Adamawa from Gwoza, through Madagali.
The source added that reinforcements of troops from the headquarters of the 3 Division, Jos and the 1 Division, Kaduna, had taken place to assist the onslaught.