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.
By Umar Yusuf 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.
Boko Haram struck on Monday in Kirshinga and Shuwa towns in a bid to recapture territories they once occupied, spanning seven local governments from Madagali to Gombi.
He confirmed that normalcy had returned in Shuwa town of Madagali and some communities in Michika after Monday night’s attack by Boko Haram.
Olaleye Aluko, John Charles and Adeniyi Olugbemi 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.
A security intelligence officer in the LGA who spoke in confidence Monday morning said the insurgents who stormed Shuwa, Shuari and Kishingari, also destroyed 20 shops and three cars and made away with moveable properties, including a utility van.
On Monday, fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau stormed the villages of Shuwa and Kirchina villages, in the Madagali area of Adamawa 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 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".