26 confirmed killed in Ganye, Adamawa attack

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The gunmen attacked a total of 17 places in Adamawa.

The Chairman of Ganye Local Government, Mohammed Farouk, has confirmed that 26 people were killed last week when gunmen attacked the local government .

Mr. Farouk also confirmed that 17 places were attacked by the gunmen on March 22 . Some of the places attacked include the Ganye Prison and the Divisional Police Station. Other places attacked by the hoodlums included three courts, state library, immigration office and a First Bank branch.

He, however, said normalcy had returned to the town and business activities had resumed in full.

Mr. Farouk said that the council had already compiled its report on the incident, adding that about 17 places were attacked with 26 deaths recorded during the incident.

He said that out of the 26 people killed, 21 had been identified while five were yet to be identified. One of those identified is the Assistant Comptroller of Ganye Prisons, Baba Musa.

Prison authorities said of the 127 prison inmates freed by the gunmen, believed to be members of the Boko Haram, 20 have returned to prison.

(NAN)


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