Boko Haram kills 6 in Adamawa

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. Anwar & Amina Ab­dul­lahi, Yola.

Gun­men sus­pected to be mem­bers of Boko Haram have killed six peo­ple and in­jured some oth­ers in Adamawa State.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred about 2 am yes­ter­day in Mildo, east of Gu­lak in Mada­gali Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Adamawa State close to the Cameroon bor­der.

The Adamawa State Com­mis­sioner for In­for­ma­tion and Strat­egy, Ahmed Sa­joh told news­men at the launch­ing of Nigeria In­cen­tive-Based Risk Shar­ing Sys­tem for Agri­cul­tural Lend­ing (NIRSAL) feed fin­ish­ing project yes­ter­day that the at­tack­ers also de­stroyed some prop­er­ties.

Sa­joh said, “Six peo­ple lost their lives in the at­tack. Some houses and shops were burnt down by the in­sur­gents. The mil­i­tary were able to kill one of the sus­pected ter­ror­ists.”

He added that Army and Po­lice per­son­nel as well as vig­i­lantes and hunters had taken over the town even as most of the peo­ple in the af­fected com­mu­nity had dis­persed to neigh­bor­ing vil­lages.

He said the Adamawa State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (ADSEMA) had gone to see what in­ter­ven­tion was nec­es­sary but that be­cause the peo­ple did not run to one place, noth­ing like a camp for in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) had been iden­ti­fied.

“We are still look­ing at the sit­u­a­tion to see where most of the peo­ple have gone to and to see the kind of in­ter­ven­tion we are go­ing to make,” he said.

Also speak­ing, the Com­mis­sioner for Agriculture, Al­haji Ah­madu Waziri, con­firmed the at­tack and urged the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to make sure the in­sur­gents were cap­tured.

“Th­ese ter­ror­ists should not keep com­ing. To­day is Mildo and to­mor­row could be some­where else,” he said.

When con­tacted, Ma­jor Badare Ak­in­toye, the Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the 28 Task Force in Mubi, promised to get the de­tails and get back to our re­porter.

Photo: Felix Onig­binde

From left: Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser, Maj. Gen. Baba­gana Monguno rtd; Head of Ser­vice, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; Chief of Staff to the Pres­i­dent, Mal­lam Abba Kyari and Ag. Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo dur­ing the Fed­eral Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil meet­ing held at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa Abuja yes­ter­day.

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