Boko Haram attacked communities in Madagali, Gulak, Shuwa, Michika and Baza on Monday evening, but villagers had started fleeing hours earlier when local sources sighted Boko Haram fighters mobilising around Kirchinga Village, near Shuwa town in Madagali Local Government Area.
In July 2014, Boko Haram occupied Madagali, Michika, Mubi North and South, Maiha, Hong and Gombi local government areas for several months before troops dislodged them in December of that year.
SaharaReporters learnt that Boko Haram fighters overran the towns on Monday evening in their droves, chanting "Allahu Akbar", and are currently advancing to Michika in a similar style to how they captured the area in August 2014.
YOLA—Three persons were reportedly killed and many injured as Boko Haram, Monday night, attacked Shuwa, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State.
Meanwhile, Three people were killed Monday night when Boko Haram insurgents attacked three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
He confirmed that normalcy had returned in Shuwa town of Madagali and some communities in Michika after Monday night’s attack by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Shuwa and Karchinga villages in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing three persons, burning shops and two clinics.
The latest attacks underline the threat to civilians in the region, with security high on the agenda as Nigerians prepare to elect a new president and parliament on February 16.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists elections will be conducted in the whole of Adamawa State.
Following past violent activities of Boko Haram and lingering security doubts, voting is to be conducted during the coming elections in only three polling centres in the Madagali Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State.