Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency that declared a caliphate in northeast Nigeria late last month, continues to gain ground. Saturday, the terrorist organization took Gulak, a medium-sized town Southeast of Madagali, a former Christian stronghold now under Boko Haram’s particularly harsh brand of Sharia law.
09/07/2014 Nigeria (Newsweek) – Boko Haram militants early on Saturday attacked another town in northeast Nigeria, pushing southwards in an apparent strategy to carve out an Islamist enclave in the remote north of Africa’s biggest economy, residents and local officials said.
Fighters from the group, which has taken over several northeast towns and villages in recent weeks, stormed Gulak in the northern part of Adamawastate, near the hilly border with Cameroon where the militants are thought to have bases.
An eyewitness to the attack, Sabo Lukas, who escaped to the Adamawa state capital Yola, told Reuters the militants had gone from house to house in Gulak shooting, and he had seen bodies of victims. He could not give an estimate for those killed.