Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect invaded the village of Kuda in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, killing about six persons and razing down several houses.
Those killed included an old woman who was allegedly burnt to ashes in her room, while more than 20 houses were set ablaze by the insurgents. According to eyewitness, the insurgent group invaded the village on foot at about 9pm on Monday, February 15, while villagers were preparing go to to bed and started shooting sporadically.
This led to the killing of about six people and left several others injured by straight bullets.
The head of Krichinga village (a village close to Kuda village) Abubakar Kanuri, confirmed the attack, while revealing that the insurgents came through Malakwaya, a section of the Sambisa forest but said he is uncertain about the number of casualty.
“But I know that one old woman was burnt to ashes because she couldn’t flee her home when the insurgents set her house ablaze.”
He said the military in company of the vigilantes and hunters ran out to fight against the insurgents, they had escaped into a nearby bush before Sambisa forest.
He said those from affected communities have fled to Gulak and other nearby towns to seek refuge. Kanuri also lamented that the security situation is becoming worse by the day, due to the different styles adopted by the insurgents on daily basis.
“Today, they will invade our villages as rustlers, another day they stormed our villages in convoy of vehicles and some time they will use cattle to deceive us that they are normal herdsmen only to start killing people.
“We need help in our area. Many are beginning to return but with current security situation, they may not return to these areas. These crazy boys are still hiding in caves inside Sambisa forest,” he said.
One of the villagers by name Usman, who spoke to newsmen said it was time to hunt for the insurgents and not wait for another attack.
“The best thing is to follow them to their hidings than allow them to continue to kill innocent Nigerians.”