Boko Haram Chased Out Of Mubi
Report from Adamawa State has it that local militia in the state have driven Boko Haram militants out of Mubi, a key town in the northeast state.
A spokesperson to Governor Bala Ngilari who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday said Mubi is now “quite different from what it used to be”.
He said local vigilante, popularly called Civilian JTF, launched a daring night time attack on Boko Haram insurgents in Mubi and drove them out of town between Wednesday and Thursday.
“His Excellency, Governor Bala Ngilari, has confirmed that the combined efforts of the Civilian Vigilante and the Sarkin Bakan Gombi as well as the military has successfully chased away Boko Haram from Mubi town,” Phineas Elisha, the director, press, to Governor said Ngilari said.
He added that: “Some of them(Boko Haram) ran away through Askira Uba and others through Mubi South and the situation in Mubi now is quite different from what it used to be.”
A resident who confirmed the development to Thecable said the operation was carried out army. According to the witness, “Earlier today, soldiers launched a fierce attack which saw Boko Haram militant retreating,” he said. “They have chased them away, but I am not sure how far they went,” he added.
Boko Haram captured Mubi October 30 in a daytime raid after attacking the military installation there, chasing soldiers and residents out of town, and killing many.