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Boko Haram Flees Cameroon To Nigeria In Convoy, Shekau Relocates To Gwoza Emir Palace From Sambisa

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August 28, 2014 – Boko Haram Relocates To Gwoza, Borno Emir Palace From Sambisa Forest, Terrorists Leave Cameroon To Nigeria In Convoy – Villagers

Boko Haram Flees Cameroon To Nigeria In Convoy, Shekau Relocates To Gwoza Emir Palace From Sambisa

The latest report coming out from Borno has indicated that the dreaded Boko Haram jihadists have succeeded in taking over an entire town in Borno state.

Worst still, they have relocated to Gwoza town from their hideout in Sambisa forest.

Villagers said more Boko Haram terrorists have entered Nigeria from Cameroon a day after Cameroon declared war on the terrorists.

This follows the sustained territorial conquests by the insurgents who have occupied the army base in Gamboru town in Borno State which they took over on Monday, witnesses said.

A senior official in Gwoza town in Borno captured on 6 August, told AFP that the insurgents have turned the sacked emir’s palace in Gwoza to their headquarters.

“As you are aware, part of the administrative unit of the palace was destroyed but the insurgents are using the remaining part as their headquarters,” he told AFP.

“In the past few days, even the old people who could not move to anywhere were taken out by the Boko Haram. They put them in vehicles and drove to the outskirts of Limankara, 16 kilometres away and left them there. Both Limankara village, the police training school there, Pulka village and dozens of communities around Gwoza are all under the control of the Boko Haram,” the official said.

Villagers living near Sambisa forest in Borno State reported seeing a large number of Boko Haram militants leaving the camp and moving towards southern Borno with their families and possibly many of their hostages to as Gwoza, Buni Yadi, Ashigashya, Madagali among others captured recently.

A villager in Kirawa, a town on the Cameroonian side, also said he had seen some suspected Boko Haram militants moving through Cameroonian territory to Nigeria with large amounts of cargo in tightly secured convoys.

They have also taken over the Vocational Training Centre in Gamboru by stationing dozens of their fighters there and are giving orders to residents.

On the other hand, hundreds of Cameroonian soldiers are on alert at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, apparently in readiness to confront the insurgents in case they make any move to encroach into their territories, sources said.

A source said they are currently near Fotokol, across the river that also serves as border between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Various sources in Gamboru said Nigerian soldiers are yet to return to the town after they fled to Cameroon following a fierce fight with the insurgents on Monday.

“We are still at the mercy of the Boko Haram insurgents who have taken absolute control of Gamboru,” Mukhtar Aliyu Modu, one of the residents who still lives in Gamboru said.

“The insurgents have everything, including sophisticated guns, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and many other vehicles. They also have countless motorcycles. Some of them are currently patrolling Gamboru but they did not kill anybody or attack our houses, shops and other personal effects.

“I cannot tell you how many they (Boko Haram) are but from all indications, they are in hundreds because they have divided themselves into many subgroups. They are going round talking to people, not really preaching. They are saying those who are not willing to stay should quietly move out of the town, insisting that they did not come to kill us,” Modu said.

Another resident of Gamboru who gave his name as Makinta said they are still living in fear.

“The insurgents are in charge and we were terrified in the morning when we heard about 10 simultaneous sounds of explosives. We thought the insurgents had started destroying our town but later found out that the explosives were buried near the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. I think it was the insurgents that buried them to serve as traps but luckily enough, nobody, either civilian or Nigerian troops passed through the area while fleeing to Cameroon at the height of the fight on Monday,” Makinta said.

He said at about 4pm on Tuesday, the Boko Haram insurgents did not make any move to confront the Cameroonian troops who were around Fotokol, one of the major towns in Cameroon that is not far from Nigeria.

Displaced persons from Gamboru-Ngala are trapped in Fotocol unable to find food and shelter three days after Boko Haram militants sacked their hometown and surrounding villages.

A heavy rainfall made it impossible for their relatives and aid agencies in Cameroon to reach them.

Meanwhile, findings by our correspondents reveal that Gwoza, which Abubakar Shekau declared as an “Islamic Caliphate” in a video released on Sund,ay is still under control of the Boko Haram. Credible sources said Nigerian troops are yet to mobilize to the town which was subdued on 6 August.

While dozens of people, most especially youths, have been killed at the height of the crisis, it was gathered that almost all the locals in the town, which has a population of over 50,000 have fled.

“As far as I know, there is nobody in Gwoza except the insurgents,” a senior official from Gwoza said.

[AFP]

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Pelumi Israel

    August 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    So Nigeria has become a peaceful place for this terrorists to abide. RIP to Nigeria in advance, I weep for this nation

  2. Emmanuel

    August 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Let hope God will take over this battle it is obvious jonathan can never handle dem

  3. nedu

    August 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I have promised not to make any comment concerning BH but the question crossing my mind @ the moment is
    “these towns been controlled by the insurgents can be located, the last time I checked the Nigeria security forces, there use to be what was known as ‘Nigeria Airforce’ or was it just a name on pages of newpapers/magazines/soft sells/catalogs or there are no planes/fighting jets again?”
    If this continues, then I better continue my stroll.

  4. Mathew Iyke

    August 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    The are thriving in Nigeria so why won’t they return
    by the time they reach Aso rock, jonathan and his friends will wake up from their slumber

  5. Dorothy California

    August 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    I was talking to my sister in london yesterday and she was crying for her people back home in Zaria esp her aged granny.

    There is no hope for Nigeria unless God do something urgent because time is running out. Oma seo

  6. bezo

    August 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Let nigeria make shekau the emir of gwoza and give him 81 virgins as queens he will stop fighting.

  7. J o

    August 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    @bezo i support you dis time…..

  8. O'Nels

    August 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    We are surviving in this nation by Gods grace! No single security of lives and property. All the military personnel are only good in corruption and molesting innocent and harmless citizens. Abubakar shekau is gradually winning this war very soon he will take over Aso rock. According to Femi Kuti ” I sorry 4 nigeria, I sorry 4 Africa”

  9. D'kool

    August 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Ur r a coward at bezo. Maybe u shld give him ur wife, kids and relations. Shekau or shakabastard must fall ti his fret. God gave him a moment run and his dead end. Fleeing into naija is definitely a wide shot and a target point where God will finally crush them down. We will if its d devil who have this world or God himself. You bastardous illiterate man eater who can even spell his name called d beast shekalucifer.. u will definetely due before your time, ur death shall be d most terrifying and an example to all rats in ur shoes. May u rot in hell forever. If I shld remember all d ppl u hv killed n d adopted chibok girl, I really felt like butchering ur carcass into a million piece n dispose to d birds n animals for a celebration of a swift sweep away of an idiotic nitwit and his group call shakadevil and d bokobeast servers. Nonsense!!!

  10. D'kool

    August 28, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Ur r a coward at bezo. Maybe u shld give him ur wife, kids and relations. Shekau or shakabastard must fall to his knees. God gave him a moment run and his dead end. Fleeing into naija is definitely a wide shot and a target point where God will finally crush him and his servants down. We will see if its d devil who owned this world or God himself. You bastardous illiterate man eater who can’t even spell his name called d beast shekalucifer.. u will definetely die before your time, ur death shall be d most terrifying and an example to all rats in ur shoes. May u rot in hell forever. If I shld remember all d ppl u hv killed n d adopted chibok girl, I really felt like butchering ur carcass into a million piece n dispose to d birds n animals for a celebration of a swift sweep away of an idiotic nitwit and his group call shekadevil and d bokobeast servers. Nonsense!!!

  11. James Brown

    August 29, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    If Cameroon can declare war on Boko Haram, what stop Nigerian Leader of doing same. The Bible says love your neighbour as yourself and NOT MORE than yourself. Lets be wise its NOT by force to be your Brother’s keeper when the said brother refused to be kept. lets Nigeria leader Declare a Total war on Boko Haram and stop fooling Nigerians with Newspaper speechs how Nigerian Army is winning the war. When the obvious is there for all to see.

  12. SIR PROPHET.

    August 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Wen dey reach Aso rock dat is were peace will come . Bcos since dis has being hapening,it has nt touch all dis corrupt politicians. Culd u imagine, Dey run 2 Cameroon and cameroon declear war and day run back 2 nigeria were dere is no body 2 declear war against dem. Shekaeu,i tink ur dayz are numbered.

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