Again, Boko Haram Attack Gombi, Adamawa State


Boko Haram insurgents Sunday night began a major offensive against Gombi, in north eastern Adamawa State. The attack was the second attack in two months.

The attack came barely 24 hours after Chadian tanks rolled into northern Cameroon to begin a three-nation offensive against the insurgents.

Chad, Niger and Cameroon- three Franco phone neighbours of Nigeria believed to have haboured the insurgents in the past- have now agreed to jointly battle the terrorist organization.

Military sources told that the attack on Gombi may be strategic. It is hometown of Sarkin Baka Fadallah, leader of the vigilante in Adamawa State.

Fadallah was reportedly instrumental in helping the military flush out the terrorists last November.

The source said Nigerian troops were, however, “holding their ground well.”

Nigerian military spokesman, Major General Olukolade had mid-November declared that federal troops had recaptured Gombi, Pelia and Hong, three key towns in the northeastern tip of Adamawa State.

Gombi, the main entry point from the. North to Yola, the state capital, made headlines in July 2014 when a German was kidnapped by the terrorists.

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