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Boko Haram changes Mubi town to ‘Madinatul Islam'

05 November 2014, 12:02

Mubi - Following the invasion and eventual take over of the Mubi town in Adamawa State, the Boko Haram sect has renamed the town to 'Madinatul Islam' meaning the 'City of Islam', Punch reports.

The sect which had earlier hoisted its flag in some parts of the town, including the Palace of the Emir, which serves as its administration headquarters. on Monday announced the introduction of Sharia and the amputation of 10 people in the town, the second largest in the state.

Also read: Motorcycle operations banned in Adamawa over attacks

Residents said the insurgents are in total control of the town as they are strategically positioned at every nook and cranny of the town, urging fleeing residents to return as their safety is guaranteed.

The state government on Tuesday announced a ban on operations of commercial motorcycles in the four local government areas affected by the activities of the insurgents.

Read more at Punch


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