Many members of Boko Haram insurgents were killed, on Monday evening, by men of the Nigerian army, when they attempted to overrun two towns in Adamawa State.
The insurgents had invaded Garkida and Gombi towns, on Monday evening, probably with the intention to seize the towns. They, however, met stern resistance from the military men stationed at Gombi town.
An eyewitness, Umana Maliki, told our correspondent, in Yola, on a telephone line that: “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.”
Umana also said that: “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.”
Another eye witness, Gambo Adams, said that: “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.”
Effort to get the reaction of the chairman of the council Mr. Japhart Keffas, failed as he was said to be on his way to Gombi.
Also, the army spokesman in Adamawa State, Captain Nuhu Jafaru, said he could not comment on the event. The police said that they suspected the insurgents were operatives of Boko Haram.