Gun­men at­tack Adamawa vil­lage, kill 4

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola NAN

Gun­men Mon­day night at­tacked Gubla vil­lage in Mada­gali LGA of Adamawa State, killing four per­sons.

A res­i­dent told Daily Trust that ter­ri­fied vil­lagers fled to the bush to es­cape the at­tack which lasted for sev­eral hours. A pas­tor’s of­fi­cial quar­ters and sev­eral houses were burnt dur­ing the at­tack.

“Luck­ily for the people they es­caped when they heard gun shots in the night, if they had not acted fast, the ca­su­alty rate would have been higher. It was a ter­ri­ble ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause the at­tack­ers re­mained in the town for sev­eral hours”, a res­i­dent said.

He iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as Kadir Bigi,, Ijai Vigi, Kwandiyi Ijabuya and Ab­bas Ijaduwa while those whose houses were burnt in­clude Al­haji Ab­bas, Yaza Abula, Ijayi Didi and Ijada Yaga.

Chair­man of Mada­gali Lo­cal Govern­ment, Maina Ularamu, con­firmed the killings, say­ing more than 10 build­ings in­clud­ing a church were set ablaze. He called on federal govern­ment to de­ploy more troops to the area which has been at­tacked sev­eral times. At­tempts to reach the spokesman of the 23 Bri­gade of the Nige­rian Army in Yola, Cap­tain Ja­faru Nuhu, were un­suc­cess­ful as he did not pick calls.

PHOTO:

Di­rec­tor, Clinic Ser­vices, Na­tional Hospi­tal, Dr Jaf Mo­moh (left), re­ceiv­ing car­tons of drugs from the Na­tional Pres­i­dent, Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Nigeria, Mr Olu­mide Ak­in­tayo (third right),dur­ing the visit of the as­so­ci­a­tion to Abuja blast vic­tims at the hospi­tal in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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