Boko Haram insurgents Escalates in Mubi, Adamawa State’s Second Largest City

booooFighting between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram insurgents escalated in Mubi, Mararaba Mubi and Uba all in Adamawa State on Wednesday. Mubi, the second largest town in the state and host of two high institutions, was the worst hit. A parent, Ahmad Sajoh, whose daughter is studying at the Adamawa State University, said that as of 2pm on Wednesday, the police barracks in the Government Reservation Area was overrun by the insurgents while the prison in the town was blown open.

According to Sahara Reporters, the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents took over the headquarters of the 234 battalion in the town.The situation is so bad that banks are on the run, moving their cash to the state capital, Yola. Sources say Boko Haram decided to launch a massive attack on Uba in the Michika-Madagali area of the state in response to sustained aerial bombardment of their hideouts by security forces…

According to Punch, casualty figures could not be obtained as of 8pm but the development forced the state government to impose 24-hour curfew on the affected communities.Residents said they saw a large number of insurgents at Mararaba, about seven kilometres from Mubi.  SEE MORE ON PAGE 2

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