Boko Haram kills more people in captured Adamawa territories

Boko Haram

Several people were killed as Boko Haram insurgents continued their attacks on communities in Adamawa State, particularly those in Michika Local Government Area, survivors have told PREMIUM TIMES.

A resident of Garta, one of the villages raided by the sect members, who identified himself as Vandu Kainu, said the insurgents arrived his village around 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“They burnt most of the houses after looting them, as most people had to climb the nearby mountains to save their lives,” Mr. Kainu said on phone. “For now I can’t say the number of casualty as we are still in the bush, but they slaughtered many people like rams.”

He added that the insurgents also abducted many trapped residents, mostly youth and women.

Speaking on the attacks, the member representing Michika in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Adamu Kamale, said, “the militant Boko Haram are still there killing people, they slaughtered many like rams and burning houses.”

Mr. Kamale said the insurgents kidnapped many youth and women.

Speaking on the other communities attacked, the lawmaker said the insurgents “attacked Mbororo, Shahu, Liddle, Garta, Kamale and Ghumci.”

“The attack continued since last Friday and no presence of security operatives in the affected areas.

“We are calling on the government to come to our rescue, some of the fleeing residents are now trapped on mountains,” he said.

Already, about 10,000 Michika residents, of the Higgi ethnic group, live as refugees in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, and its environs.

Michika is currently under Boko Haram control, while other communities in the neighbouring Madagali – home town of the state governor, Bala Ngillari; the Speaker of the State Assembly, Ahmadu Fintiri; and the former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmad Gulak – are also controlled by the insurgents.

However, PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Nigerian troops have recaptured Vintim, the hometown of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Alex Badeh, which was earlier captured by the insurgents.

Governor Ngillari had last week called for postponement of the February elections in Adamawa, saying a large part of the state was being controlled by the insurgents and would thus affect voter turnout.


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  • Chris1408

    Boko Haram is capturing towns in different states, while our military is sleeping on duty or on PDP security detail.

    • Okey

      Is it not muslim hands and limbs they will cut, if they have graduated to chopping off heads, do you blame me ?

    • Victor Okonkwo

      They are not. Many battle are led at the same time. One of Boko Haram’s strengths is their mobility. They strike many places, sometimes at the same time. Stop believing APC campaign lies, all they do is divide a people who should sick together in adversity.

  • travon555

    Give the North their own country and give them Bokohari. Then and then only will they stop.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    Do you still believe Buhari and APC when they say they will eliminate Boko Haram in two months if elected? We see the problem is much more complicated than that. The military wins one town, but loses another. They repel one siege (in Maidaguri) and suffer more casualties in another state. Boko Haram is sophisticated and even with the thousands of soldiers we have there, it will be a long struggle. Come Feb 14 only one candidate is prepared for patience, and it is not the former militry dictator

  • Emmanuel Gbadamosi

    What disgusting human beings Boko Haram terrosrist are! Only cowards would target civilians. They are saying that we are afraid but we are not. We will not falter against terror, we will not accept their Sharia Law, we will unite and fight them off.

  • FadeelahO

    I laugh in Buhari’s face when he claims he can fight these terrorists in two months. This problem is obviously much more complicated than that. It will take a lot of effort from Nigeria and its allies to kill every one last of them. Only a President that understands how to fight both the threat and its roots should be elected comes the 14th of February, and it will be GEJ. We need to provide even better education and jobs for these poor minds and that is only a task GEJ can carry forward.