A deadly ambush in the border areas of Izhe in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa state, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect has led to the death of at least 9 soldiers.
Chairman of Madagali, Mr Maina Ularamu, who confirmed the incident said that the soldiers were on a mission to repel an attack, but could not ascertain the number of casualty.
“The soldiers were going to repel a planned attack at Izhe border village when they were ambushed by the heavily armed insurgents.
“As I am talking to you, most villagers at the border areas have since fled to Madagali the administrative headquarters for fear of possible attacks.
“We are calling on the government to station more troops with armoured tanks. These Boko Haram insurgents have more sophisticated weapons than the soldiers,” said Ularamu.
Armed with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons which were mounted on their vehicles, the insurgents would easily defeat soldiers if more troops with more sophisticated weapons are not sent to the area, according to the chairman.