Boko Haram continue its unchecked terror activities on Nigeria’s north east, as it stormed Pulka village of Gwoza and sacked the whole community before hoisting their black and white flags Thursday night.
This came 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.
Pulka is 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, with an unconfirmed number of residents being killed.
The insurgents set houses, shops, and vehicles ablaze before dislodging the community, where they have now established a settlement.
“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,” reports Vanguard,quoting ‘reliable’ sources.
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 as the sounds of explosions and gunshots that ensued from the terrorists left them in fear.
A close political associate to Governor Kashim Shettima from Gwoza, who pleaded anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to the Press, 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,” the source said.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin could not be immediately contacted for confirmation.