Two churches were burnt over the weekend by Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The burnt churches are a parish of the Living Faith (aka Winners Chapel) and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa, a Nigeria (EYN) church, including residential houses, hospitals, shops and vehicles .
The Nigerian Army on Sunday, February 23, 2020 confirmed the death of a soldier.Governor Ahmadu Fintiri on Sunday, February 23, 2020 visited Garkida to sympathise with the people.
Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, the 23 Armoured Brigade, Major Haruna Mohammed Sani, indicated that the destruction would have been more extensive, but for intervention of the troops who killed some of the insurgents.
He further said the terrorists stormed the town in about seven gun trucks and a number of motorcycles, setting some buildings ablaze and causing unrest within the community.
Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while another soldier was wounded in action. The wounded soldier has since been evacuated to a military medical facility and is positively responding to treatment.
Mohammed, who visited the troops in Garkida on Saturday, Fbruary 22, 2020 advised the troops to be vigilant as the terrorists may plan a reprisal due to the casualties they suffered, but congratulated them for their fighting spirit.
The National Chairman and Convener of ‘Nigeria Prays’, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, spoke in COCIN LCC Millennium Quarters, Yelwan Kagadama , venue of the Northeast Zonal Prayer rally in Bauchi, said prayer can solve problems better and faster than generals and soldiers can do with physical weapons.
Gowon lamented the spate of insecurity and activities of insurgents as he called on God to guide President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, in tackling the problems.