Residents of Garkida community told Channels Television that the insurgents, who stormed the town around 5:00 in the evening, overpowered the military stationed in the town and had a field day as the security men in the town ran for safety.
The source said that the military base of the town; the Living Faith Church and the EYN Church NO.11, as well as some private buildings in the town and environs were set ablaze during the attack.
A pastor, a soldier and two other youths resident in Garkida town were said to have been killed during the attack that lasted for hours.
The insurgents were believed to have attacked the town with heavy artillery and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) overpowering the security agents located in the community. [eap_ad_2] Residents of Garkida community are still in their hideouts for fears of continuous attack by the dreaded sect, Boko Haram.
Although there was no official confirmation on the attack, the Chairman of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State Dr. Andrew Malgwi, had last week told Channels Television that the insurgents have commenced serious attack around Hawul and Biu Local Government Areas of Borno State, as well as neighbouring Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, as several villages were being attack at will by the hoodlums.
Dr. Malgwi had pleaded for the deployment of more troops to the area as the insurgents were moving into the hinterland after taking over Damboa, Chibok among other towns in the southern part of Borno State.
The Chairman was speaking after the attack on Garubula community of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, where a traditional ruler and eleven others were killed by the insurgents in a mid-night attack that lasted for hours.
Garkida is 50 kilometers away from the Local Government headquarters and shares boundary with Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State and South of Sambisa forest, believed to be the hiding place of the dreaded sect members the Boko Haram.