The terrorists are distributing marketing campaign pamphlets in Geidam for recruitment.
Residents of Giedam have reported that Boko Haram insurgents are nonetheless partaking the Nigerian troops in a gun battle in Geidam city.
The residents made the disclosure after navy sources claimed that the troops had foiled the assault, which started on Friday.
A number of the residents who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES Saturday morning mentioned they have been nonetheless in hiding as a result of the gun battle was nonetheless raging.
Idriss Geidam, in a whatsup message to PREMIUM TIMES reporter, mentioned the insurgents had taken over Hausari Main faculty in Geidam as their operational base.
One other resident, who collaborated the report, mentioned most of the insurgents gathered within the Hausari space on Friday after one in all their autos broke down.
“We gathered that one in all their autos developed a fault on the Hausari space yesterday so it’s potential they’ve taken over the first faculty for his or her operational base,” the supply mentioned.
One other supply additionally mentioned one other group of the attackers have moved to the Fulatari space of Geidam city.
A neighborhood vigilante advised PREMIUM TIMES that dozens of Boko Haram fighters had been killed however added that harmless civilians too might be among the many casualties.
He mentioned a navy artillery fired within the route of the insurgents hit a residential constructing, inflicting an unspecified variety of casualty.
“An artillery gun was dropped at a civilian residence at Aungar (space) Samanaka the place an unspecified variety of persons are believed to have been killed.
“That gun was fired in that place as a result of the insurgents got here and began partaking the navy from that place. I’m certain some Boko Haram too have been killed,” the supply knowledgeable.
A safety supply additionally advised PREMIUM TIMES that the insurgents had taken two gun-trucks to the Geidam police station and engaged the officers in a gun duel.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the insurgents have looted and burnt many retailers within the city. They have been additionally reported to have burnt a telecommunication mast and a heavy-duty automobile for highway building.
Recruitment throughout assault
PREMIUM TIMES obtained a pamphlet which was broadly circulated in Giedam by the Boko Haram members on the time of their incursion into the city.
The pamphlet comprises a marketing campaign in Hausa language for the folks to affix their model of Islam.