Barely 24 hours after suspected members of Boko Haram sect dislodged the National Police Mobile Training Camp in Limankara village of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state, another set of heavy terrorists stormed Pulka village of Gwoza and sacked the whole community before hoisting their black and white flags Thursday night..
Pulka about 20 kilometres from destroyed Gwoza town which is also located between Borno and Cameroon republic surrounded by Mandara Mountains.
Although, this was not the first time Pulka was being attacked, the latest attack which occurred on Thursday evening was the deadliest o with quite a number of residents being killed. Houses, shops, and vehicles were set ablaze before the insurgents dislodged the community and established a settlement there..
A competent and reliable sources told our Correspondent that “the insurgents, large in number, and using Rocket Propelled Launchers, Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs, invaded Pulka and opened fire on innocent civilians before overpowering security operatives and vigilante groups and hoisting their flags”.
This development, we gathered, forced some Internally Displaced Persons who ran away from the Gwoza attacks three weeks ago and resettled at neighbouring Madagali town of Adamawa state and residents to vacate their community following the sounds of explosions and gunshots that ensued from the terrorists.
One of the Gwoza refugees who was in Madagali, Mr. Yakubu Jidda told our Correspondent that “the latest attack on Pulka forced many people in Madagali including the displaced persons to flee to neighbouring Mubi and Gombi towns of Adamawa for fear of possible attacks from the terrorists who now operate freely without confrontation from security operatives”.
A close political associate to Governor Kashim Shettima from Gwoza who was not authorized to talk to the Press and who pleaded anonymity confirmed the attack and the taking over of Pulka community by the Boko Haram sect on Thursday.
“Yes some Boko Haram terrorists invaded Pulka and killed many innocent people and destroyed a lot of houses before hoisting their flags in different locations of Pulka. We, the people of Gwoza are very worried with the spate of killings and destruction by terrorists without military or security agencies confronting them.
“The terrorists are now having a field day in any community they storm in Gwoza. Just last Wednesday, the terrorists invaded the Police Mobile Training Camp in nearby Limankara village and took over the facilities on ground.”
All effort to get the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin proved abortive as his phone line was switched off as at the time of going to press.