Officials differ on number of deaths in fresh Adamawa attack

State officials and security agents have given conflicting numbers of victims of latest Boko Haram attack on some vilages in Adamawa State.

While residents claim that many people were feared dead on Thursday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, the police command in the state said there was no casualty.

Yet, the Executive Chairman of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Haruna Furo, said only one person was killed and that many houses were destroyed.

The attack comes a few days after a similar incident in a neighbouring village known as Mildu, where seven people were killed by the insurgents.

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Yusuf Muhammed, said that the attack lasted from 11p.m. on Wednesday to 3a.m. on Thursday.

He said the jihadists burnt at least 60 houses and looted foodstuff.

He added that the exact number of dead and injured people had yet to be ascertained and that villagers who escaped the attack were currently taking refuge at Gulak, the headquarters of the council.


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