Following the embarrassing show on the international stage for the federal government of Nigeria and the Presidency over the supposed ceasefire agreement with the violent Jihadist Islamic group, the Boko Haram, the assemblage of multinational military forces against the Jihadist group appear to have provided a saving grace for the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan. Information available to 247ureports.com obtained from sources within the security top echelons in Maiduguri indicates that a team of multinational forces recaptured the town of Abadam – in a decisive manner – while leaving a trail of dead Boko Haram terrorists.
According to available information, up to one hundred members of the Jihadist group were gundown in the town of Abadam in a battle that lasted from Friday night to Saturday morning. The multinational force had launched a multi-pronged attack on the Jihadist group in a bid by reclaim the community that fell under the control of the terrorists last week.
One of the sources told 247ureports.com that not less than two dozen corpses littered the narrow untarred roads in Abadam. According to the source, it took a combined force of air and ground troops to get the Jihadist group on their heels and fleeing. “The air attacked succeeded in shelling most of the occupied spots of the Boko Haram forcing them to scamper into the bushes where they ran into the ambush of the ground troops, who showed no mercy with their rifles”.
The recapture of Abadam was also confirmed by a resident of the town, Aliyu Goni, who was returning to his town after a week of exile in Niger Republic. He spoke to 247ureports.com. “I saw many dead bodies as we were returning back to Abadam after the soldiers encouraged us to go back home. There were many corpses of the Boko Haram members in Arge ward where the leader of the Boko Haram that led the insurgents into Abadam was seen issuing orders”.
Last week, Boko Haram attacked Abadam killing 40 persons – and taking control of the town.
Abadam is only 200km from Maiduguri.