Five people were said to have lost their lives and several houses burnt in a suspected Boko Haram attack on Wednesday, November 29.
The insurgents were said to have attacked Wuna village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.
Premium Times reports that sources said scores of fighters stormed the village, a few kilometres from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali.
“They came in numbers and just started shooting sporadically into the air with their guns; and there was pandemonium as people started fleeing for their lives,” a resident said.
“They held sway for almost an hour during which they killed over five people, burning houses, food stuff and carted away domestic animals. Presently, we are hiding somewhere in a nearby village,’’ the resident stated.
Another resident said: “They were on the rampage to steal food and medical supplies. Even last two days, they raided a nearby village, Humbli, and many others. There is tension everywhere and people have started fleeing.’’
Yusuf Muhammad, chairman of Madagali local government council, said the attack lasted for about an hour on Wednesday night.
“They looted foodstuff, killed livestock and burnt the village completely,though for now I am yet to ascertain the number of those killed.”
The Nigerian army is yet to react to the attack as at the time of filing this report, Premium Times reports.
Confirming the attack, a member of the House of Representatives, Adamu Kamale, said: "President Muhammadu Buhari is being fed with false information on the capacity of Boko Haram in our area as they still carry out deadly strikes.
‘’They have attacked Wuna last night and the recent attacks indicate the group is still able to carry out major attacks and has not been defeated despite the successes achieved by Nigerian soldiers in the war.
Going further, he said: ‘’The communities in the local governments are a stone’s throw from the boundary of Sambisa Forest, the insurgents’ safe haven from where they launch attacks on us,’’ he noted.
“The truth remains that the group is still very active in our areas.’’ According to the lawmaker, no week or day passes without “one ugly incident taking place in the border communities.
‘’We want Mr. President to match words with actions because the insurgents are truly killing more people than he is even aware of, particularly in Michika/Madagali local government areas of Adamawa state.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that three pupils at a primary school in a town in Borno state, have been reportedly killed by a man suspected to be insane.
NAIJ.com gathered that the man invaded Jaffi Primary School located at the outskirts of Kwaya, in Kwaya Kusa Loçal Government early Thursday, November 20, with a cutlass.
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