UPDATED: Seven dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

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Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said.

The insurgents also burnt houses and shops during the attack.

Fleeing residents said the rampaging insurgents stormed the village, which is about 6-7 km from Gulak, capital of Madagali Local Government Area, on the fringes of the dreaded Sambisa forest, around 12 midnight and opened fired on sleeping residents.

A source said locals were taken unawares as they did not expect such attacks especially as the Boko Haram had long been pushed out of the area.

“They stormed our village on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people and slaughtering people with knives,” a resident said in a telephone interview.

“As at the last count, seven people were slaughtered while about 10 others were injured and were rushed to a health facility in Gulak,” another resident told journalists in a telephone interview, also seeking anonymity for security reasons.

One witness, who identified himself as Musa, said that the attack lasted for about an hour, and those killed appeared to have been earlier identified by the insurgents.

“We, the men and the younger women ran for safety. When we came back after hunters and soldiers repelled them, we saw seven dead,” he said.

“It disheartening to see this kind of attack particularly now the military is winning the battle against insurgency in the country,” he added.

Speaking on the attack, the chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Muhammad Yusuf, confirmed the death of seven people, but said the total figure was uncertain.

“You know I travelled to Yola and my deputy just confirmed to me that seven people were killed as houses and shops (were) burnt by the rampaging Boko Haram.’’

Also speaking, the member representing Michika/Madagali federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Adamu Kamale, said, “There was pandemonium during which at least seven people killed as many scampered for their lives.”

The Adamawa Government has also confirmed the death of seven people in the attack.

The community hosts Sukur World heritage site which was destroyed by the insurgents in 2014.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, confirmed the development to journalists in Yola.

He said the insurgents attacked the village and killed six people while one of the attackers was also killed.

“They (insurgents) attacked around 2 a.m. killing six people while one of them was killed by hunters.

“Soldiers and hunters have dislodged them from the area,” Mr. Sajoh said.

Meanwhile, the councillor representing the ward in Madagali Local Government Council, Bulus Dauda, told the News Agency of Nigeria that his people had vacated the area.

The attack occurred on the day Nigeria military chiefs relocated to neighbouring Borno State on the orders of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.


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  • AFRICANER

    Only terrorist minded, and cultured people try to equate, or make a moral equivalence, Boko Haram and IPOB.

    One a demonic Islamic terrorist organization known to the world as perhaps the worst of its kind, and the other a nonviolent plea for liberty and freedom.

  • Referendum

    Dear Niger Deltans, Biafrans and others who have eyes to see,

    “We wish to emphasize that this is not just another coup but a well-conceived, well planned and executed revolution for the marginalized, oppressed and enslaved peoples of the Middle Belt and the south with a view to freeing ourselves and children yet unborn from eternal slavery and colonization by a clique of this country…”


    “Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south…”


    “They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south…It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization¬¬ is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence…”


    “Anything that has a beginning must have an end. It will also suffice here to state that all Nigerians without skeleton in their cupboards need not to be afraid of this change. However, those with skeleton in their cupboards have all reasons to fear, because the time of reckoning has come…”

    Gideaon Orkar & Revolutionaries, April 22, 1990

  • George

    I don’t believe there is still boko haram because half dead Buhari said they are defeated long ago.