by Kabiru R. Anwar, Yola
The military yesterday carried out airstrikes against Boko Haram positions in Limankara and Gwoza in Borno State while hundreds of troops mobilised to the frontline in Gulak, Adamawa State against the insurgents.
Residents said several armoured vehicles were deployed in Gulak between Wednesday and yesterday while military trucks conveyed soldiers to the town.
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, had claimed setting up an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza which has been under the group’s control for weeks. The insurgents have captured Limankara and some areas under Madagali LGA of Adamawa State after assaults on security formations.
A Gwoza resident, Mamman Madobi, said a few minutes after three military planes hovered, they heard sounds of 15 explosions in the direction of Madagali, Limankara and Gwoza. Army Public Relations Officer, Captain Jafaru Nuhu could not comment on the issue.