Suspected members of the deadly Boko Haram sect have destroyed over 60 houses in three villages in Adamawa State, according to recent report on Sunday.
The affected villages are Sabon Gari, Kafin Hausa and Dutse Biyu in Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State.
According to an eyewitness who spoke with Punch, the Boko Haram insurgents, who were fleeing from the Nigerian Army attacks in Borno State, raided the villages, carted away with foodstuff and other valuables and destroyed over 60 houses in the process.
Another source, Ibrahim Abu, said that the Boko Haram terrorists ransacked the villages with no confrontation from either the army or the villagers, as the residents fled on sighting the insurgents. He stated that the incident happened on Saturday.
“They left everything at the mercy of the insurgents who went on rampage, burning down many houses in these villages without any challenge from any quarter,” he added.
The Acting Brigade Commander of the 23rd Armored Brigade of the Nigerian Army Yola, Col. A.B.A. Popoola, confirmed the incident adding that though Madagali was under the control of another commanding officer in charge, he was informed of the attack and razed houses.
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