Terrorists kill seven, displace 5,000 in Adamawa

Terrorists kill seven, displace 5,000 in Adamawa

Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists killed seven people, including three children, and displaced about 5,000 people when they attacked Hong Local Council in Adamawa State on Friday.

Stating this yesterday in Yola, secretary to the agency, Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman, noted that the displacement affected neighbouring communities.

“The insurgents came in nine vehicles on Friday to attack Kwapre village in Dugwaba District of Hong. During the attack, 50 houses, worship centres, markets and schools were burnt. The attackers kidnapped many people.

“However, we received a report that eight of the kidnap victims escaped. The displaced are taking refuge in nearby villages,” he said.

Meanwhile, the District Head of Dugwaba, Simon Yakubu, told newsmen in Yola that the attackers invaded the village about 1p.m., shooting sporadically.

“During the attack that lasted over two hours, more than 20 persons were injured and no fewer than 20 were kidnapped by the attackers.