Islamist sect Boko Haram is taking over Nigeria’s northeast town by town, as it in the early hours of today stormed Madagali local government secretariat in Adamawa State, dislodging Nigerian soldiers who were guarding the facility and surrounding areas.
Madagali is about 20 kilometres from Gwoza town of Borno state, the stronghold of the Boko Haram sect.
Hundreds of the militants arrived at the local government headquarters led by armored vehicles they had earlier seized from Nigerian troops in Gwoza, Borno State, reports SaharaReporters, citing a security source.
Apart from the armoured vehicles, the Islamists were armed to the teeth with shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-aircraft mortar guns mounted on pickup vans.
Soldiers in the area were reported to have retreated once they realised the insurgents were better equipped.
An eyewitness in the affected area told Journalists in Yola that the insurgents have mounted their flags and taken full possession of some border communities of Adamawa State.