Boko Haram fighters have again attacked a village in Madagali area of Adamawa state, leaving at least 26 people dead and many critically injured.
Concise News gathered that the insurgents, riding motorcycles, stormed the Kudakaya village in large numbers around 7 pm on Monday.
“Many victims fell to the attack. I saw corpses of 26 people and there are several others that were critically injured and taken to hospital,” a member of a vigilance group said.
Former chairman of the Madagali LGA, Abawu Ularamu confirmed the report.
He said, “They (Boko Haram) burnt several shops and many homes. They also stole food items. As I am talking to you now, we are living in an atmosphere of despair and agony for this attack. Over 20 people were killed while many were injured and rushed to the hospital.”
He said the insurgents must have arrived in the community from Sambisa, a forest in neighbouring Borno State dreaded for being a hideout for Boko Haram.
“There is no doubt the attackers came from Sambisa. We experience such periodic attacks from Boko Haram, who usually look for food. They are not far from us. Any slight opportunity, they may strike again,” he said.