The army also knew they were coming. We ran with the soldiers to Cameroun. They took with them their machine guns without firing a shot.
A reverend from Mubi spoke to Daily Sun about his ordeal and the people of his town with Boko Haram.
Yughuda Z. Mdurvwa, a pastor, recounted how people had fled into Cameroun:
"On the 2nd of October, 2014, 9:00am, our town was invaded. By 10:30am, all the roads had been blocked. We had to escape to Cameroun through a bush path and we had to wait five days before returning to Nigeria.
The army also knew they were coming. We ran with the soldiers to Cameroun. They took with them their machine guns without firing a shot. Some of them took off their uniforms in order not to be identified. They said they could not shoot because they were not given the order to do so. This was far from what we expected because few days before the attacks, the army got a supply of ammunition.
Those who left Mubi before the Boko Haram insurgents cam left on foot without caring about the distance. There was a case of a woman who gave birth to a set of twins on the way but because she couldn't escape with them, she buried them alive."
He also said soldiers later returned to recapture Mubi.