20 feared dead in Boko Haram attack in Mubi

Boko Haram insurgents

There are reports from Adawama State that the extremist Boko Haram sect struck again in Mubi, Adamawa State this afternoon killing more than one dozen people.

Initial reports suggested no fewer than 20 people were shot dead in a daring attack by gunmen believed to be members of the dreaded sect.

But Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba, told Premium Times the report he got was that between 10 and 12 people were killed. He said he was on his way to Mubi from Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to see things for himself.

“I will only be able to give you details when I get to Mubi and assess the situation myself,” he said.

A source in Yola said four of the casualty were killed in an unnamed hotel in the town while 16 others were mowed down while they were at an Igbo meeting on how to transport the bodies of their colleagues who were killed in another attack the previous day.

Eyewitnesses informed Premium Times that at about 11am today, a group of people, mostly Igbo traders, were seen making arrangements on transporting the corpses of their colleagues killed the previous day by unknown gunmen at Yelwa area of the town near the new market, when more gunmen attacked the area and killed many of them before fleeing the scene.

Witnesses also said as many as twenty people may have lost their lives in the attack, just as a high number of military men were seen patrolling the streets of the town to forestall further attacks.

The witnesses say though there is palpable fear among the populace, normalcy has returned to the town.



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