Boko Haram: Many feared dead, kidnapped, in Adamawa fresh attack

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Many people were reportedly feared dead and others abducted on Monday night in a fresh attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Pallam community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Fleeing residents in the community said the attack by suspected Boko Haram members which started around 11pm lasted for about five hours.

“I had a distress call that they have again launched night attack at Pallam. As I am talking to you now, the casualty figures is yet to be ascertained but they killed and abducted people and also burnt houses.

“Even before this attack, the terrorists had earlier ransacked Wanu, Kamale and Kafin Hausa communities. Infact, hardly a day will pass without attack, let the government wake up.

“We want President Buhari to visit us and see the horrible scenario being meted on our communities,’’ he said.

A resident narrating the incident said “They sneaked into our town Pallam, midnight at about 11 p.m., and started shooting sporadically, killing and burning houses. They (Boko Haram) abducted some of our people mostly men.

“I escaped by the whiskers and fled into a nearby hiding place before escaping; no soldier came to our rescue. For now I can’t tell the exact figures of the casualty. It was terrible!’’ a resident, Abamu Japhet

When contacted, police spokesman in the state, Othman Abubakar, said he is yet to get details on the attack.

“I am yet to get details of the attack but I will get back to you later,” he said.

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