Boko Haram Strikes Again

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2017

Boko Haram Strikes Again

Boko Haram has again struck in Adamawa leaving no fewer than five people dead on Wednesday night.It was gathered that the attack took place at Wuna village in Madagali Local Government Area of the state.

The attack came days after about 50 persons were killed in a similar attack on a Mosque in Mubi town during morning prayers.

Sources said scores of fighters stormed the village, a few kilometres from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali.

“They came in numbers and just started shooting sporadically into the air with their guns, and there was pandemonium as people started fleeing for their lives,” a resident said.

“They held sway for almost an hour during which they killed over five people, burning houses, foodstuff and carted away domestic animals. Presently, we are hiding somewhere in a nearby village,” the resident stated.

Another resident said: “They were on rampage to steal food and medical supplies. Even last two days, they raided a nearby village, Humbli, and many others. There is tension everywhere and people have started fleeing.”

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Yusuf Muhammad, said the attack lasted for about an hour on Wednesday night.

“They looted foodstuff, killed livestock and burnt the village completely, though for now, I am yet to ascertain the number of those killed.”

A member of the House of Representatives, Adamu Kamale who confirmed the attack said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is being fed with false information on the capacity of Boko Haram in our area as they still carry out deadly strikes.

“They have attacked Wuna last night and the recent attacks indicate the group is still able to carry out major attacks and has not been defeated despite the successes achieved by Nigerian soldiers in the war.

“The communities in the local governments are a stone throw from the boundary of Sambisa Forest, the insurgents’ safe haven from where they launch attacks on us,” he noted.