Despite the ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgents announced on Friday, October 17, by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, the insurgents on Wednesday took over towns in Borno State, killing several and leaving many injured.

Reports by BBC Hausa Service said, the militants took over Uba town in Borno and are headed towards Mubi in Adamawa Nigeria.

Garin Local Government Area of Uba is located between the border of Borno and Adamawa states. Already, many people are said to have been killed and others injured during the onslaught by the sect.

It was gathered that Mubi residents are running out of their homes following reports that the insurgents are headed their way.

A resident told the BBC that he saw several people running in their numbers, fleeing the Adamawa community.

It will be recalled that on Sunday, October 26, suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 17 people and abducted dozens in a series of attacks in Borno State.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday, October 27, said that the ongoing ceasefire talks with the Boko Haram sect, especially on the release of abducted Chibok girls are on course and will soon yield the desired results.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja after a meeting with his France and Germany counterparts, Mr. Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier respectively.

However, the ceasefire agreement had since been trailed by mixed feelings and reactions by Nigerians.


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