A security source explained on Thursday that, members of the Boko Haram Islamic Sect attacked Gaya Village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the early hours of Thursday, killed 30 indigenes and burnt several houses in the community located near Sambisa forest before fleeing the area.
The attack is coming shortly after the military liberated 11 communities from the insurgents, killed over 300 of them with several calibre of arms and ammunition seized from them on Tuesday.
The source explained that, the insurgents who were routed out of their Sambisa Forest training base by the combine team of Air Force and Army personnel operating in the area had resorted to attacking communities that are far away from areas being covered by the military presence.
The men of the Nigerian Air Force and ground forces of the Army have been raiding the vast Sambisa Forest since last week in a bid to destroy camps of the insurgents located in the vast forest.
The source said,
“The fighters of the Boko Haram Sect attacked Gaya Community in Hong Local Government Area here, Adamawa State.
“They killed over 30 people and burnt down several buildings in the community. You know that the community is in the border area just by the Sambisa Forest.
“Those who attacked the community were dislodged from the Sambisa Forest by the on-going raid being carried out by the Air Force and the ground troops.
“The military is now in control of a large part of the Sambisa Forest and the insurgents are moving in bands and launching attacks on the communities that are far away from the soldiers.