At least 11 persons were reportedly killed.
At least 11 people have been killed in an early morning attack on a remote village in Adamawa state, the state police has said.
The Adamawa Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed that unidentified gunmen raided Midlu Village, in Madagali Local Government Area of the state, and attacked the home of the state deputy governor, Bala Ngalari. He did not provide further details.
“So far, the information available to me is that 11 people lost their lives in the village, including two private security men at the deputy governor’s house,’’ Mr. Ibrahim said.
But villagers, quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria, say the gunmen attacked several houses, calling out names and shooting residents leaving some death and others injured.
An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, quoted by NAN said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday around 2 a.m.
“The attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, who they even called by name,” the source said.
“They also went to the house of the deputy governor, Bala Ngalari in the village where they shot some people and wounded some.”
The source said the exact number of deaths was not clear.
“They killed many people but I don’t know exactly how many were killed or injured because I fled the village,’’ he said.
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