Three Killed By Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents In Adamawa

The police have appealed for calm, saying that the command is doing everything legally possible to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

In this file photo, a man is seen holding some guns tied together.


Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Dabna community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing three and setting ablaze houses, shops and carting away food items.

According to an eye witness report from the community, the attackers came on two motorbikes in the wee hours of Monday, shooting sporadically.

Local vigilantes are said to have shot at one of the terrorists but he was carried away by his colleagues.

Reacting to the early morning attack, the Commissioner of Police Adamawa State Command, CP Afolabi Babatola condemned the raid, describing it as unfortunate.

The CP confirmed the killing of three persons by the suspected insurgents.

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According to a statement by the image maker of Adamawa State Police command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Commissioner of Police has given men of the command a swift and marching order to trail and arrest the masterminds of the ugly incident.

The police, however, warns that attacks on innocent citizens would not be tolerated under whatsoever guise because the command hold the lives of citizens sacrosanct, and as such unwarranted attitude would be strictly treated in accordance with extant laws.

CP Babatola reiterated the command’s to protecting the lives and property of citizens, adding that it is vital to work with other sister security agents in protecting the fundamental rights of of the people.

The police chief appealed for calm, emphasizing that the command is doing everything legally possible to detect the perpetrators of the dastardly act.