Members of the Boko Haram Islamic Sect have serially attacked several
villages in Adamawa State in a three-day killing and looting spree, Elombah.com has gathered.
According to our source, the rampage that lingered unhindered into the third day affected Sabon Gari, Kafin Hausa and Bakin Dutse of Madagali Local government Area, and Gaya Village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State up till Thursday.
In what could be seen as a reprisal attack, the insurgents reportedly killed scores and burnt several buildings in the communities before fleeing the area challenged.
The attacks left over 30 people dead while over 50 houses were reduced to ashes leaving the fear-stricken villagers stranded and traumatised.
The attack is coming shortly after the military claimed it has liberated 11 communities from the insurgents and killed over 300 of them while several caches of arms and ammunition were seized from them.
More worrisome is the fact that security operatives were nowhere to be seen while the rampage lasted as all distress calls met with no response.
According to a Maiduguri-based police officer who hails from the area, his family house was one of those destroyed by the terrorists, reported Vanguard.
The officer who spoke to Vanguard anonymously disclosed that when some people alerted the security operatives stationed in Gulak and Madagali, there was no response until the whole place was destroyed by the insurgents.
“My distressed people called me about the deadly attacks that lasted for three days beginning from Wednesday, but no positive response until the whole villages were destroyed; many of our people might have been killed, but fortunately, after they returned to the troubled communities, they chose to spend their whole day and night in their farmlands for safety.”
He told Vanguard that the town is now deserted as most of the lucky survivors have fled.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, when contacted, said he was not aware of such an attack on any community near the Sambisa forest.
Just a fortnight ago, Elombah.com reported that the Nigerian Army has raised alarm over plans by “some highly-placed individuals” in the North East, particularly Borno State, to sabotage military operations in the region.
In a statement issued by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the elite were bent on having the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists prolonged for their selfish interests.
Although Colonel Usman did not state in clear terms the means through which the notable individuals were undermining the war against terrorism or how they would benefit from the insurgency when prolonged.
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