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Boko Haram captures Adamawa’s largest local government area

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Boko Haram captures Adamawa’s largest local government area

by Segun Odeleye

Boko Haram has now captured Michika, a town in Adamawa state in continuation of its offensive in several towns in the North East of the contry.

According to a BBC report, locals fled into bushes as the terrorists approached. Gunfire was heard in the town.

Two days ago, the sect took over Gulak, a neighbouring town with Michika, where residents who escaped said dozens had been killed and the killing was ongoing.

The worsening state of insecurity in Adamawa is coming even as the state prepares for its governorship election scheduled for next month.

Michika, the most populated local government in Adamawa, is the home of two former governors of the state: Saleh Michika and Boni Haruna. It is also the home of erstwhile military governor of Lagos and Borno states, Mohammed Buba Marwa.

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