Monday 11 January 2016

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages; ...6 killed, 8 injured

Boko Haram
The Boko Haram insurgents have again struck in some villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state, resulting in the killing of six and eight injured.

An eyewitness confirm that the insurgents struck about 2:30am at midnight when locals were still sleeping.

A resident from the affected areas, Mallam Ahmadu, said in a telephone chat that the insurgents attacked the village about 1:30am on Monday and picked their prospective victims in their houses before setting ablaze two houses of prominent personalities in the town, making residents to flee into nearby bushes.

The resident said the insurgents slaughtered six people while several others sustained injuries.

According to him, the insurgents had a field night for many hours as they operated unchallenged due to complete absence of security personnel in the area they attacked.

Another resident of the area, Joseph John, accused the soldiers deployed of leaving them to their own fate, corroborating Mr. Amadu's account that there was complete absence of security personnel in the attacked area.
“We want the government to deploy more security personnel for us because as Nigerians the government owes us a duty to protect us,” he said.
House of Representatives member representing Madagali and Michika constituency, Mr Adamu Kamale, confirmed the attack, saying that six people were killed and eight others injured during the midnight attack.
"We are mourning now; they slaughtered six people, eight others seriously injured.”

Creidt: ThisDay

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