Bomb Blast Rocks Mubi Town, 35 killed By Tom Garba, Yola
- Local Hunters Vowed To Fight Insurgents
Mubi Northern part of Adamawa state has witnessed another bomb explosion in a Maraban Mubi area that resulted in the killing of about 35 people including five military personnel and a local hunter.
The Thursday’s morning blast confirmed to newsmen in Yola by Eyewitness that a combined team of the military and local hunter’s routine patrol of the area following their successful capturing of the Mubi town when the bomb planted by the insurgents exploded killing 35 people instantly.
The eyewitness was at the scene of the blast, which occurred in a busy area where there was mass returnee of people to the area after the recapture of Mubi town were gathering together for one business or the other.
He added that the explosive might have allegedly planted by members of the Boko Haram on the eve of the day and it went off while people, including soldiers gathered in the morning to strategies on their next point of action.
According to the eyewitness, who spoke to Newsmen on phone stated that the military has converted the venue of the blast to a check point, since there are heavy present of people at the spot most of the times.
“My house is some meters from the scene of the incident. I stood outside my compound watching the suburb and all of a sudden, I heard a loud bang which shook the entire surroundings”, he claimed.
“The few people that were returning to the area started fleeing and the area was immediately cordoned off by the military”, he maintained.The explosion prompted the military authorities to declare the area “a no go place” and advised returning villagers and passersby to be extra cautious along the routes.
The authorities also cautioned the people to be wary of strange objects and polythene bags within their reach, advising that they might be explosives fashioned out to look attractive for unknown victims.
Meanwhile, hundreds of local hunters keeping vigil with the military in the recovered areas of Adamawa State from the insurgents have vowed to ensure that the sects are completely chase out or eliminated.
The hunters, who were returning to the recaptured areas of Mubi and its environs, told newsmen Thursday in Yola that their major pre-occupation now is to ensure that the area is completely secured for the inhabitants to return to their homes.
The leader of the Hunters, Young Moris pledged that they will do all it could to ensure that Michika and Madagali is equally cleanse of the insurgents soonest.
On the constraints faced by the group, Mr. Young Moris lamented that upon their personal sacrifices to their motherland, state government’s gesture is not encourage-able especially in the area of mobility and feeding and advised some politicians at the corridor of power to stop sabotaging the efforts of government as well as playing politics with the insurgents.
“Today I promise you Mubi will be totally liberated as our men are ready to go for the fierce battle with this dreaded group”
The local hunters were seen today with their den guns and locally made weapons seen today conveyed at the Ribadu’s Square in Yola with to be addressed by an official of the state Government but none of them appeared to address them before taken off to Mubi on a mission they tacked “Rescue my land”.
They lamented of their logistics are not well taken care off but that will never stop them on this noble mission as it is the only sacrifice they have to give for the entire country.