Heavily armed Islamists militants from Boko Haram today took over Michika one of the key towns in Adamawa state. The militants who seized Gulak three days ago chased out Nigerian troops and hoisted their flag in the township.
Residents fleeing the city said a Nigerian military jet flew over the area but did not attack the militants.
Some soldiers were alter mobilized to Mararaba Mubi to prevent the militants from capturing Mubi, another key city some kilometers away from Michika.
Soldiers from the 23 Brigade in Yola were told to put on their uniform and get ready to defend Mubi.