Four killed, lawmaker escapes death as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

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Boko Haram [Photo Credit: ScanNews Nigeria]

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kamale community in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Residents and officials said at least four people were killed and many others including a House of Representatives member, Adamu Kamale, injured

Security and local sources said though the incident occurred on Christmas Day, it was not reported until Thursday evening due to communication problems in the mountainous area of Michika.

‘’It was not reported until Thursday due to lack of communication and the survivors have scampered while others climbed mountains for their lives,’’ Micheal Zira, one of the fleeing residents said.

Confirming the attack on Friday, the distraught lawmaker, Mr. Kamale, said the assailants sneaked into the town while people were celebrating Xmas.

“It was horror and we saw hell when the gunmen, though I cannot ascertain whether they were Boko Haram or not came to the area at about 11 p.m. on Monday being the Christmas day and launched an attack on residents.

“They just opened fire sporadically during which they killed four people while several other residents were injured in a bid to escape the onslaught.

“I escaped being killed by (the) whiskers and I can’t recall how I managed to climb the mountain. It was terrible,” the lawmaker, who represents Michika and Madagali federal constituency, said.

He urged the government to deploy more soldiers to curb insecurity in the area.

“The fact that our area shares borders with Sambisa forest and Cameroon Republic should have been enough reason why government must deploy security personnel to protect us. If the government does not take proactive measures to stem the ugly insurrection, they will kill all of us.

“The number of soldiers deployed is grossly inadequate, we need more security personnel as our villages share borders with Sambisa forest,” the lawmaker said.

Adamawa State police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, also confirmed the attack.

He said four people were killed by the insurgents during the attack, while those injured have been taken to hospitals.

Mr. Abubakar said no arrest has been made. He said “the police and other security operatives will soon hunt the fleeing insurgents.’’

“The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. on Christmas day but we cannot get the details on time due to network problem; no communication in the affected area.

“Four people were killed and those injured were taken to hospitals and as I am talking to you now, police and other security were deployed to track down the fleeing gunmen. We want communities to help in reporting suspicious movements,’’ he said.

Michika and Madagali are the last two local government areas that were recaptured from Boko Haram by soldiers in late 2014. Despite this, the two still experience pockets of attacks by roving Boko Haram sect members.


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  • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

    You need more soldiers … soldiers are inadequate bla bla bla have you ever as a Rep advocated for improved welfare for the soldiers ? Are these soldiers also not human beings ? Have you ever advocated improved weaponry, gadgets and vests for them ? Have you ever advocated IED and RPG resistant trucks for the soldiers ? Have you ever advocated an increased wage, allowance and statutory benefits for them and their families who live in perpetual fear of a sad knock on the door. All you clowns know to do is sit and collect hefty allowances, be grateful you escaped and let this be a lesson on what should be your priority to your constituency

    • Alhaji

      Has he ever advocated for trial and execution of captured Boko Haram members? Has he ever criticized Buhari for releasing and compensating captured Boko Haram members? Who created Boko Haram?

      • Shahokaya

        Who created Boko Haram? Jonathan.

        • Alhaji

          Is Jonathan a muslim? You may as well say Jonathan created Hezbollah in Lebanon, ISI, HAMAS , Islamic Jihad that have been terrorizing the whole world. If Jonathan created Boko Haram, Buhari and Ango Abdullahi acceded to it to enable Buhari to rule.