Many feared dead in fresh Adamawa at­tack

Daily Trust - - NEWS -

Many peo­ple were feared dead yes­ter­day in a fresh at­tack by Boko Haram Is­lamists in Ghum­bili com­mu­nity in Mada­gali Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Adamawa State.

The at­tack came few days af­ter a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in neigh­bour­ing Mildu vil­lage in the Lo­cal Govern­ment, where seven peo­ple were killed by the in­sur­gents.

Con­firm­ing the at­tack, Chair­man of Mada­gali Lo­cal Govern­ment Coun­cil, Mr Yusuf Muhammed, told the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) that the at­tack lasted from 11 p.m. on Wed­nes­day to 3 a.m. on Thurs­day.

He said the ji­hadists burnt no fewer than 60 houses and looted food­stuff.

“They looted food­stuff, killed live­stock and burnt the vil­lage com­pletely,” he stated.

Muhammed said that the ex­act num­ber of dead and in­jured peo­ple had yet to be as­cer­tained and that vil­lagers, who es­caped the at­tack were cur­rently tak­ing refuge at Gu­lak, the head­quar­ters of the coun­cil.

But spokesman of the Po­lice Com­mand in Adamawa, Mr Oth­man Abubakar, who also con­firmed the at­tack, said that no life was lost.

He said, how­ever, that houses were de­stroyed in the at­tack­the lat­est in a string of deadly blows on mainly soft tar­gets in Nige­ria’s trou­bled north­east.

Speak­ing on the de­vel­op­ment, the Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of the Adamawa State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, Mr Haruna Furo, said only one per­son was killed and that many houses were de­stroyed.

Boko Haram ap­pears to have raised its on­slaught in re­cent weeks in its eight-year bloody in­sur­gency that has claimed thou­sands of lives. (NAN)

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