Adamawa State Attacked By Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents.
Kamale community in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State has been attacked by Suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
According to the residents and officials, at least four people were killed and many others including a House of Representatives member, Adamu Kamale, injured.
It was said that, though the incident occurred on Christmas Day, it was not reported until Thursday evening due to communication problems in the mountainous area of Michika.
One of the fleeing resident, Micheal Zira said, ‘’It was not reported until Thursday due to lack of communication and the survivors have scampered while others climbed mountains for their lives,’’
Confirming the attack on Friday, the distraught lawmaker, Mr. Kamale, said the assailants sneaked into the town while people were celebrating Xmas.
He added “It was horror and we saw hell when the gunmen, though I cannot ascertain whether they were Boko Haram or not came to the area at about 11 p.m. on Monday being the Christmas day and launched an attack on residents.
“They just opened fire during which they killed four people while several others residents were injured in a bid to escape the shooting.
A lawmaker, who represents Michika and Madagali federal constituency, said “I escaped being killed by (the) whiskers and I can’t recall how I managed to climb the mountain. It was terrible.”
He beckoned on the government to deploy more soldiers to help in securing the area.
The fact that our area shares borders with Sambisa forest and Cameroon Republic should have been enough reason why government must deploy security personnel to protect us. If the government does not do something fast in other to give us full security, they will kill us all.
“The number of soldiers deployed is not enough, we need more security personnel as our villages share borders with Sambisa forest,” the lawmaker added..
The Adamawa State police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, also confirmed the attack.He said four people were killed by the insurgents during the attack, while those injured have been taken to hospitals.
Furthermore, Mr. Abubakar said no arrest has been made. He said “the police and other security operatives will soon hunt the fleeing insurgents.’’
Police and other security were deployed to track down the fleeing gunmen. We want communities to help in reporting suspicious movements,’’ he said.
Michika and Madagali are the last two local government areas that were recaptured from Boko Haram by soldiers in late 2014. Despite this,boko Haram insurgents are still launching attacks on them.