Report reaching Abusidiqu indicates that learnt that the township of Gulak in Adamawa State has fallen to Boko Haram insurgents.
Gulak is a neighboring town close to Madagali, which was also taken by Boko Haram a few weeks ago.
Sources claimed that Nigerian troops from Task Force Mike, who were drawn from the Special Operation Battalion and the 3rd Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, fled the area after the militants overran the town.
However, military sources said the soldiers, who number about 300, withdrew to Mubi, Adamawa State.
Abusidiqu had reported last week that the closing in on Gulak having gained control of the stretch between Gwoza in Borno State and Madagali in Adamawa State
Gulak, which fell to Boko Haram militants today, had been previously chosen by Nigeria’s security forces as a staging ground for retaking Madagali from the militants.