Nigerian soldiers have engaged deadly militants Boko Haram in a fierce gun exchange in one of the country’s northeast town, Gulak, in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State on Monday.
The suspected Boko Haram members are said to have attacked Bakin Dutse village in Gulak at about 7pm local time.
The militants stormed the village and opened fire on fleeing residents.
Nigerian soldiers and local vigilante group known as civilian task force on ground have repelled the militants’ attack.
Adamawa State commissioner for information, Ahmad Sajoh, disclosed that soldiers have moved into the area to repel the attack.
“Soldiers have moved into the area and others to repel the attack.
“We need more soldiers (to be stationed) in Adamawa as those of them (Boko Haram members) driven out of other states close by will usually run into our state, but right now the attack is being repelled,” said Sajoh to TVC News on Monday.
Boko Haram has since 2009 been responsible for the killing of tens of thousands in the northeast of the country and left an estimated two million others displaced from their homes.
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