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Suspected Boko Haram Invade Adamawa Community, Kills Two – Govt

Haslon Freedom  
Updated December 25, 2020
Adamawa is a state in Nigeria's north-east region.
A map of Adamawa, a state in Nigeria’s north-east region.

 

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday night invaded Garkida town in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Two people, including a 5-year- old were killed when the attackers stormed the community on Christmas Eve.

Eyewitnesses said the terrorists, who came in trucks, stormed the community around 5 pm Thursday evening, shooting randomly.

Security agencies had in recent days warned of an increased risk of attack during the yuletide period.

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Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Finti condemned the terrorist attack, vowing to arrest the perpetrators of the act.

The governor, in a statement issued on Friday by his spokesman, Humwashi Wonosikou, sympathised with the residents of the area, calling on security agencies to do more to further forestall attacks in the state.

“I stand with Garkida community in this difficult time and will continue to support the Military’s efforts to ensure peace, security and justice for the people,” Fintiri was quoted as saying.

“This latest cowardly attack on Gombi town is yet another desperate rearguard action by the Boko Haram terrorists who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military.

“Let me reassure Adamawa residents that this latest cowardly attack on Garkida, would not go without severe consequences.”