A bomb fixed by insurgents in Mararaba-Mubi exploded killing at least 35 people made up of military personnel and local hunters on every-day patrol of the region which they previously recaptured from Boko Haram.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the place of the blast was a crowded area where people returning to the area after the recapture of Mubi gather to do one business or the other.
“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 said.
“The few people that were returning to the area started fleeing and the area was immediately cordoned off by the military,”he continued.
The bomb blast provoked the army authorities to announce the area “a no go place” and advised returning villagers and passersby to be extra cautious along the routes.
However, hundreds of local hunters are keeping watch with the army in the liberated areas of Adamawa State. The vigilantes have sworn to ensure that the sect members are completely chased out or eliminated.