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.
Also, two persons who were kidnapped and held hostage in the camp were rescued by the troops, in collaboration with other security agencies and local vigilance groups around Zamfara and Katsina States.
Meanwhile, Three people were killed Monday night when Boko Haram insurgents attacked three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
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.
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.
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.
“The armed gangs engaged the Operation Whirl-Stroke (OPWS) of the Nigerian Army stationed in the area in a gun battle that lasted for several hours before they were pushed back to the neighbouring Nasarawa State."
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 M...
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops had successfully foiled attack and killed four Boko Haram insurgents at Malumfatori community in Abadam Local Government Atrea of Borno State.
The Nigerian Army on Saturday dismissed as misleading reports by the Amnesty International, alleging that 60 displaced persons were killed by the Boko Haram insurgents at Rann community in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno.
He confirmed that normalcy had returned in Shuwa town of Madagali and some communities in Michika after Monday night’s attack by Boko Haram.
But President Muhammdu Buhari gave them the hardest punch, by his appointment of Gen Buratai, as COAS, a rugged soldier and living encyclopedia of the guerrilla and asymmetric war strategies of insurgents.
Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the clarification in a statement in Maiduguri.
A statement issued by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday, noted that a search of the area was conducted, and 60 bodies were not found.
Details about the attack on Batauna were sketchy due to distance, inaccessible terrain, and a lack of telecommunications said Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu.
Details about the attack on Batauna were sketchy due to distance, inaccessible terrain, and a lack of telecommunications, said Zamfara state police spokesperson Mohammed Shehu.
The News Agency of Nigeria had reported that the state police spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu, on Tuesday confirmed the killing of 15 persons and kidnap of some residents by gunmen.