BREAKING: 7 dead as Boko Haram strikes in Madagali, Adamawa State

Reports just reaching newsmen indicates that Boko Haram insurgents have killed seven people in Mildo community, Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.

It was gathered that the Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in on Tuesday, August 1, leaving about 10 others injured.

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Residents who were able to get away said the insurgents stormed the village, around 12 midnight and opened fired on sleeping residents leaving several houses and shops burnt.

A resident said in a telephone interview said: “They stormed our village on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people and slaughtering people with knives.

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Another resident seeking anonymity for security reasons said: “As at the last count, seven people were killed while about 10 others were injured and were rushed to a health facility in Gulak.

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The chairman of Madagali local government area, Muhammad Yusuf, confirmed the death of seven people, but said the total figure was uncertain.

Several security angency have since stormed the scene of the crime to ensure no further attack by the terrorist group on the residents while also telling them the need to be on alert at all times.

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