Boko Haram insurgents attack Adamawa village, burn houses

Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday attacked villagers in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, Vanguard reports.

This comes days after seven people were killed in Mildu village in the same local government.

Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Yusuf Muhammed, told newsmen that the attack lasted from 11 p.m. on Wednesday to 3 a.m. on Thursday.

He said the insurgents burnt no fewer than 60 houses and looted foodstuff.

“They looted foodstuff, killed livestock and burnt the village completely,” he stated.

Muhammed said that the exact number of dead and injured people had yet to be ascertained.

He added that villagers who escaped the attack were currently taking refuge at Gulak, the headquarters of the council.

Spokesman of the Police Command in Adamawa, Othman Abubakar confirmed the attack, but said no life was lost.

He said, however, that houses were destroyed in the attack.

Executive Chairman of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Haruna Furo, said that only one person was killed and that many houses were destroyed.

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