24 Killed as Boko Haram Fighters Raid Communitie­s in Adamawa

- Daji Sani in Yola

No fewer than 24 persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists in Dabna, a farming community three kilometres away from Gahara, the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

The community is said to have come under attack in the early hours of yesterday, with insurgents shooting sporadical­ly and setting houses and shops ablaze.

Sources within the affected areas revealed that the terrorists, came in large numbers shooting sporadical­ly to scare the security forces in those areas to pave away for them to carry out their heinous crimes of killing and also looting of food items and other valuables.

It was gathered that the terrorists first stormed Dabna village near Gahara the village of the Mustapha, before attacking the other communitie­s.

One of the sources said the terrorists continued their attacks to Kwapre village and other hamlets in Hong LGA.

The affected areas are about six to 10 kilometres to the dreaded Sambisa Forest, the enclave of the terrorists.

Witnesses said residents scampered into the nearby bushes for safety even as the gunmen proceeded to invade a neighbouri­ng community.

As at noon yesterday, sources say the Boko Haram fighters were still operating within the area.

However, a joint security task force comprising of the Army, Air Force, and the police, have been drafted to the embattled communitie­s.

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