Twenty-six people have been feared killed and several others critically injured following a Boko Haram attack on a village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Our correspondent gathered on Tuesday that the insurgents, riding motorcycles, stormed the Kudakaya village in large numbers around 7pm on Monday.
A local vigilante member said, “Many victims fell to the attack. I saw corpses of 26 people and there are several others that were critically injured and taken to hospital.”
A former chairman of the Madagali LGA, Abawu Ularamu, supported the anonymous vigilante member’s account, and added, “They (Boko Haram) burnt several shops and many homes. They also stole food items. As I am talking to you now, we are living in an atmosphere of despair and agony for this attack. Over 20 people were killed while many were injured and rushed to the hospital.”
He said the insurgents must have arrived the community from Sambisa, a forest in neighboring Borno State dreaded for being a hideout for Boko Haram despite its supposedly having been cleared of the insurgents by soldiers.
‘’There is no doubt the attackers came from Sambisa. We experience such periodic attacks from Boko Haram, who usually look for food. They are not far from us. Any slight opportunity, they may strike again,” he said.
The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack. “Yes, I was briefed that members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have attacked the village.”
Othman, however, could not confirm the casualty figure. He merely said, “I am yet to get the casualty figure but security operatives were deployed and are on the top of the situation.’’
Madagali has since just before the March/April elections been frequently attacked by Boko Haram. It shares the bad luck of being haunted by the insurgents with nearby Michika LGA. Together, they are the two LGAs in Adamawa State that has been attacked by Boko Haram a number of times in the last couple of months.
Boko Haram Attacks Madagali, Adamawa, Kills 26
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Actress and wife of Nigerian singer, 2face Idibia, Annie, has stated that she doesn't like being reffered to as Tubaba's wife and...
Jose Mourinho watched Liverpool and Tottenham coaches Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino lose in their Champions League fixtures this week...
Shared with caption .. [img]Make e no go pass you by o! Big Brother Naija is coming to @dstvnigeria & @gotvng soon. Proudly sponsor...
A Twitter user who appears to be a lawyer took to the social media platform to report that officers of the police force in Abuja alleged...
A controversial pastor has taken a drastic action against other pastors at his church by sacking all of them. Bishop Obinim Cont...
This youth corps member is currently the toast of everyone on social media at the moment because of his Inspiring story. Aliyu Abbani who i...
Meet Ibrahim Nuhu, the overall best student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. Ibrahim received the award of the best student in ...
The members of the Boys Brigade who were slain a community in Gombe state, have been laid to rest amidst tears. The burial Ph...
Actress Regina Daniel And Her Alleged Billionaire 'Husband' Ned Nwoko Make First Public Appearance Together (Photo)Actress Regina Daniel and her alleged billionaire ' husband ' Ned Nwoko have made their first public appearance. The duo w...
The Dangote oil refinery is an ongoing Refinery project owned by the Dangote Group, located at Ibeju lekki area of Lagos state. When comple...