Some armed persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday night attacked a village in Adamawa State, killing 12 people.
While narrating how the attack occurred, Maina Ularamu, a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, said the insurgents attacked Dar Village in the council at about 8:30 p.m.
“A large number of gunmen invaded the village, forcing residents to flee to a nearby bush,” Mr. Ularamu said in a telephone interview.
He added that “two female suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villagers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing 12 persons.”
He added that many victims who sustained injuries were evacuated to the hospital by police personnel.
The spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack. He late contacted PREMIUM TIMES to say 11 people were killed in the attack.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has killed about 20,000 people; with Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe most affected.
The attacks have continued despite a change of government that saw President Muhammadu Buhari replace Goodluck Jonathan after the latter lost the presidential election in March.
The Nigerian military, however, says it is winning the war against the insurgents and has recovered several territory from them.