Boko Haram militants reportedly stormed Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali in northern part of Adamawa state, in order to take it over. The militants set ablaze a military base and artilleries.
Premium Times reports that the insurgents came around 7pm on Sunday, November 29, and engaged Nigerian troops in a fierce battle. They came in three vehicles brandishing guns, and burnt down a military base together with three artilleries.
Moreover, they carted away guns, security and local sources report.
"They came around 7 pm and started firing on the soldiers during which all the soldiers ran away. There was pandemonium, people scampered for their lives, many slept in bushes, they killed one soldier during the fierce battle.
"Our local vigilantes had tried by staying back, until another troops were deployed from Madagali town and Shuwa, they engaged them, if not they would have recaptured the town for the second time," said James Ularamu, s former chairman of Madagali.
A former council chairman and a local vigilante, who requested anonymity, said there was a heavy gun battle. "After we chased them away they fled to the nearby Sambisa area," a local vigilante added.
Army spokesperson has not made any official announcements yet, however, a member representing the area at the house of Representatives, Adamu Kamale, confirmed the attack.
The state commissioner of information, Ahmed Sajo, said additional troops had been deployed to the area.