At least 11 people have been killed in an early morning attack on Midlu village in Adamawa state, while staging an attack on the residence of the state’s Deputy Governor.
The Deputy Governor’s country home where he normally spends his weekend was alleged attacked by the gunmen who murdered two police guards attached to his house before setting the building ablaze. The raid reportedly lasted over two hours.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the attack stating that unidentified gunmen raided Midlu village, in Madagali local government area of the state, and attacked the home of the state deputy governor, Bala Ngalari.
The police officer failed to provide any more details.
“So far, the information available to me is that 11 people lost their lives in the village, including two private security men at the deputy governor’s house” Mr. Ibrahim said.
However, agency reports, say the gunmen attacked several houses, calling out names and shooting residents leaving some dead, and others injured.
An eye witness, who does not want to be identified according to agency reports said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday around 2am.
“They attack Bala Ngilari house and I believe they kill some people in the house before set it on fire” he added.
The eye witness explained that the attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, who they even called by name.
According to the witness, the exact number of deaths are yet to be ascertained.