30 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa State
30 members of the Boko Haram sect were killed in a
gun battle with Nigerian troops assisted by the local
vigilantes in the early hours of yesterday at the border
villages between Adamawa and Borno states.
This happened after Boko Haram members on Sunday
invaded Gwoza local government area of Borno State, killing
nine people and destroying houses.
According to reports, Nigerian troops had laid ambush on
the insurgents between the border villages of Kirchinga and
Imirsa, following intelligence reports on the movement of
“Following information about the movements of the
Boko Haram insurgents we got, we decided to lay
an ambush in the wee hours of Monday.
killing over 30 of the insurgents after a fierce gun
“We confiscated many weapons from the invading
terrorists, including AK 47 assault rifles, bows and
arrows and other dangerous weapons,” the source
A vigilante operative had told Vanguard that Boko Haram
insurgents had disguised as local vigilante operatives and in
the process, killed unsuspecting residents and soldiers.
“The insurgents who disguised as local vigilante
mounted road blocks across the highway and
pretended to be carrying out routine checks.
“The soldiers were lured into the booby trap of the
insurgents who immediately swooped on them and
killed three soldiers and abducted one of the
soldiers,” the source said.
government area of Adamawa State, a fierce gun
duel took place between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram
insurgents who launched attacks on the village on
Meanwhile, suspected group of Boko Haram sect on
Sunday invaded Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno
State, killing nine persons and destroying houses.
The terrorists, according to a source wounded many people
after looting their foodstuff, including livestock, and fled
without confrontation from the armless villagers.
Sunday is a market day where a few persons from
surrounding villages of Limankara and other communities
patronize the town for businesses.
On the recent attacks on Gwoza, another source who was
on his way to Gwoza from Maiduguri at the time of the
attack had to spend the night at Limankara, stating that he
was compelled to do so because the military had blocked
the only existing Madagali- Limankaa- Gwoza road.
The source said he was on his way to Gwoza with a truck of
cement and other building materials for sale, following
relative peace witnessed recently in the town, but had no
option than to spent the night at Limankara before moving
back to Madagali town of Adamawa.
Gwoza was declared as an Islamic Caliphate by the group’s
leader, Abubakar Shekau last year when his fighters seized
the town which is south and about 150kms drive from
Maiduguri, the state capital but has been recaptured by the