Boko Haram Rattles Military, Overruns Mubi
Reports say as at 2pm, the police barracks in the GRA had been overrun by the insurgents, prison blown open while fighting was ongoing at the army barracks.
Ahmad Sajoh, a former spokesperson to the impeached governor of the State, Murtala Nyako, narrated his experience thus:
“This morning, I got a call from my daughter who is a 200 level student of Adamawa State University, Mubi.
“She was hysterical. I was in Abuja for a meeting, but her information forced me to head back to Yola immediately.
“According to her, the insurgents were approaching the town which is the second largest in Adamawa State.
“I ordered her to leave the hostel and join her cousins to escape the town. I called my father who confirmed the story.
“By the time I arrived Yola airport, the town had fallen to the insurgents. My parents are trapped while my daughter and her cousins are missing.
“We lost contact for the past six hours. My colleague Mallam Iliyasu of the Bursary Department Adamawa State University, Mubi who is trapped in the town said by 2pm the Police Barracks in the GRA was overrun by the insurgents, the Prison was blown open while fighting was going on at the army Barracks.
“The IDP camp at Lamorde was thrown into confusion. The new rulers of the town had issued a decree banning all entry and exit to the town.
“Students who trooped to the motor park are now stranded with most taking refuge in any house that could welcome them.
“The barracks are the least safe locations in the town. So far there are no reported cases of killings or abductions”.
Despite fear and apprehension, there was no word yet on the incident either by government or the military,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sajoh later confirmed that his daughter was safe as well as his father.