Boko Haram Attacks Community, Burnt Down Hospital, Several Houses in Adamawa

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Tom Garba

The Council Chairman of Madagali Local Government in Northern part of Adamawa State, Honourable Yusuf Mohammed has confirmed that the Boko Haram terrorists have raided Nguru – Bakin Dutse Village Tuesday night, resulting to the burning down of a newly renovated hospital and several houses in the areas.

He confirmed the attack on a telephone chat on Wednesday lamented that the current incessant attacks on his council by the terrorists group is unbearable and inhuman to his people.

He further explained that although no live was lost in the attacked  but they have lost a very important hospital which had been the source of treatment to villagers around that area adding that now his people have to travel very far to get treated if they are sick..

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Mohammed said that the insurgents stormed the village around 9 to 10 pm Tuesday night and burnt down a newly renovated hospital and burnt down several houses.

He said the villagers were earlier alerted before the arrival of the insurgents and immediately flees to nearby bush for the safety of their lives.

He explained that if not for the quick intervention of the mobile police and the hunters assisting the military in the fight against insurgency, the story will have been different.

Mohammed revealed that the mobile police and hunters were able to repel further attacks and pushed back the insurgents to Sambisa forest.

Locals from the area said that the insurgents have reinforced and change their mode of attacks adding that the locals have also agreed to alert each other’s the movement of the insurgents because the insurgents usually moved in a larger number and their movement is mostly  known

“That is why before they stormed a community we always know their movement because of their numbers and we always notified others their movement so that they can flee for their lives,” one of the locals said.

“What we need is to send more security personnel in the affected areas to curb the activities of the insurgency in the area.

However every attempt to reach the military authority proved abortive at the time of sending this report.

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