Boko Haram insurgents have killed six residents of Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State during a midnight attack while eight others escaped with injuries, residents of the area have disclosed.
According to eyewitness account that the insurgents came to the area at about midnight on Sunday and launched attack on residents.
A fleeing resident, Musa Tela, told our correspondent via telephone conversation that the insurgents came to area at about 12:30am on Sunday and launched attack on residents.
He added that the sect members bers killed 6 persons and burnt two houses of prominent personalities in the area while 8 other residents sustained varying degree of injuries in their bid to escape the onslaught.
Another resident of the area who simply identify himself as Mallam Ahmadu, said the early morning attack has left them demoralized as the insurgents had a field day without a challenge.
Efforts to get military’s reaction a press time proved difficult.
But a member representing Madagali and Michika constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Adamu Kamale, confirmed the incident, saying that six people were killed and eight others injured during the midnight attack.
“We are in mourning now, they slaughtered six people ,eight others seriously injured.
“The fact that our area share 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 take proactive measures to stem the ugly insurrection, they will kill all of us.
“The number of soldiers deployed is grossly inadequate, we need more security personnel as our villages share borders with Sambisa forest,” the lawmaker said.
Madagali Local Government of Adamawa state, located on the fringes of the dreaded Sambisa forest was one of the areas once occupied by Boko Haram insurgents ,before they were later routed by Nigerian Troops in a counter insurgency operation last year.