The attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to install a leader, or Amir, in Maiha town of Adamawa State following its annexation of the town was crushed as about 75 members of the sect were killed by a combined large force of hunters and a local vigilante group who subsequently liberated the town.
Maiha local government had fallen into the hands of the insurgents on Monday after they launched an offensive which claimed the lives of several soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel while others fled.
Afterwards, local hunters and vigilante group, legions of the reported Azzubair Ibn Fadlallah army that has promised to destroy Boko Haram mobilized themselves and took the war to the insurgents who were already basking in their easy victory.
Ibn Fadlalallah’s army of local hunters, vigilantes and Civilian-JTF members has been reported to be gathering in the northeast and creating alliances with towns to fortify and defend themselves from Boko Haram. We earlier reported that this brave warrior has promised to liberate the northeast from Boko Haram. His army units are said to be preparing and engaging in combat in Adamawa and Borno. All brave citizens have been invited to join the legions.
The local hunters and vigilante group were reported to have overwhelmed the insurgents as they confronted the militants in their hundreds, killing dozens of the Islamists and recapturing the town. They also vowed to repel any further attacks on their town.
A Maiha resident, Mallam Sani Pella, said that before the attack on the insurgents, he saw about 10 truckloads of the local fighters heading towards Maiha.
Another resident of the area, who affirmed that about 75 insurgents were killed in the battle, said there is no member of the Boko Haram sect anywhere in Maiha local government as they had all retreated to Mubi following the crushing defeat they suffered.
Another resident of Maiha told reporters in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, that the remaining residents who were trapped when the insurgents captured the town, have now started fleeing in their numbers in fear of reprisal by the insurgents.
The brave legions are said to be recovering Boko Haram arms from their victories to use for future campaigns against the terrorists. Meanwhile the Nigerian army has not liberated a single town or village since Damboa in August when we reported exclusively that the army commander who liberated the town was transferred out of Borno immediately thereafter.
Our experts have said that as Boko Haram rushes to capture more territory, its forces are spread out thin with as few as 30-100 men holding towns, and it is actually rather easy with responsible effort to recover the towns and villages from them as Ibn Fadlallah’s forces have commenced.
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