Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, is currently under attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Adamawa State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, told Channels Television that the military and the insurgents were engaged in a fierce battle with residents fleeing for their lives.
According to him, the vigilance group in the town and the hunters association are assisting the military in a bid to repel the attack and gunshots can be heard all over.
Many scared residents have fled the town and are hiding in the bushes, mountains, and hills.
The Chairman of Madagali local government area, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, also confirmed the attack to our correspondent in Yola. He described the attack as very heavy and likely to result in the loss of lives.