The insurgents hit Madagali, Gulak, Magar and Shuwa communities, killing and destroying properties before they were overpowered by soldiers who killed some of them and forced the rest to run to surrounding mountains.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier restricted voting in the LGA to three centres located in Madagali town, Shuwa and Gulak, attributing the restriction to security advice.
He added that soldiers from Gulak and Michika engaged the insurgents in a battle that lasted for two hours Muhammad however denied reports that Michika and Gulak towns were taken over, saying the attack was limited to Shuwa and was repelled by the military.
They cannot defeat us because God is on our side.” Duhu, who is also the immediate past Chief Security Adviser to Madagali Local Council Chairman, further said: “Even today (Tuesday), the insurgents have attempted to launch another attack here in Shuwa, but they were resisted by the Army with the support of our local hunters.” Kashim Gaidam, Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Adamawa State, had announced in the penultimate week that "due to security advice, elections in Madagali local government area will be centralized and conducted in only three wards: Madagali, Gulak and Shuwa".
“It is pertinent to further inform Nigerians that calm has been restored in Shuwa village, while Madagali, Michika, Gulak and Baza towns remain peaceful and firmly under the control of the troops.” Meanwhile, the troops of the Operation Sharan Daji, claimed they neutralised nine bandits, arrested five others and rescued two persons they kidnapped.
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.
Madagali, Shuwa, Michika, Gulak and Baza towns in Adamawa State were attacked when Boko Haram fighters overran the towns on Monday evening, chanting "Allahu Akbar".
Madagali, Shuwa, Michika, Gulak and Baza towns in Adamawa State have fallen to Boko Haram insurgents again, SaharaReporters can report.
Rifkatu, while explaining the peculiar polling arrangement in a telephone interview on Thursday, named the three polling units to be used in Madagali as GSS Madagali, GSS Shuwa, and Gulak Central Primary School, Gulak.
” The camps are established in Madagali, Gulak and Shuwa towns,” Gaidam said.