The Boko Haram faction affiliated to the Islamic State West Africa Province, has claimed responsibility for the weekend attack on Garkida community in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State where some numbers of Christian worshipers were abducted.
It has been revealed that insurgents carried out the attack with reckless abandon for six hours in the town which is located on the Gombi-Biu – Damaturu Road, sharing proximity with Southern Borno and Sambisa Forest.
Reports say police barracks, churches and a house belonging to Gen Paul Tarfa (retd.) were among several buildings burnt by the terrorists during the attack.
The Islamic State’s West Africa Province, who claimed responsibility for the attack, claimed that they killed three soldiers and took some worshippers in a church hostage in addition to other villagers in the community.