Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday, 8th of September, stormed and recaptured Gudumbali town, of Guzamala Local Government Area in the northern part of Borno State.
The insurgents attacked the hundreds of displaced residents who had just returned since few weeks ago after fleeing their homes in Gudumbali on Friday night, 7th of September.
A source told Sahara Reporters that many civilians and soldiers took refuge in Gubio while the insurgents raided the town.
“Last night, there was sporadic shooting everywhere as the insurgents shouted ‘Allah is Great!’”
“Boko Haram has dislodged troops and they are currently in Gudumbali, the headquarters of Guzamala LGA HQ.”
Usman Mamman Durkwa, Deputy Governor of Borno State, also confirmed the development,
“Thousands of people who were displaced and spent some years in resettlement camps in maiduguri, recently returned home after the liberation of those surrounding communities by our gallant security forces.
“However, I regret to confirm to you that there was another attack by insurgents on Gudumbali, even though I am yet to get the number of casualties.
Gudumbali is the same town where, in July, Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, unveiled a cenotaph in remembrance of the 144 officers and soldiers who fell to Boko Haram in a single swoop in November 2015.
The Gudumbali attack is still considered one of the deadliest single casualties of the military in the ongoing Boko Haram war.
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