25 Feared Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Adamawa Village
Twenty-five people have been reported killed when suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State.
Kuda-Kaya, located about seven kilometres away from Madagali town, was said to have come under attack by the insurgents on Monday evening and lasted several hours.
According to witnesses, properties worth millions of naira including farm produce, were lost to the incident.
They added that some residents were already packing their belongings to leave their homes because of fear of any reoccurrence of the incident.
The immediate past chairman of Madagali LGA, Yusuf Muhammed, told Channels Television that no fewer than 25 people were killed by the insurgents.
He, however, said the military came in later after the damage had already been done.
Mr Muhammed called on the Federal Government to urgently do something about Boko Haram attacks and secure the lives and properties of the people.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Othman Abubakar, also confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
He said the police Command received information that there was an attack on Kuda village but could not confirm the number of those killed.
Abubakar, however, gave assurance that the situation was calm and security operatives had been deployed in the area.
Madagali has suffered several attacks by the insurgents since 2019, claiming several lives with many others displaced.
Condemning the attack in a tweet, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar asked the security agencies to step up efforts in securing the lives of Nigerians.
His tweet read:
My thoughts and prayers are with families who may have lost a dear one in the attack by terrorists in Adamawa. It is about time intelligence and boots on the ground are stepped up in these vulnerable parts of our country.https://t.co/YqK6Y3xwSq
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) April 30, 2019