B’Haram kills three in Adamawa as Reps visit Buratai

The Boko Haram insurgents have struck the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing three persons and injuring two others in a village identified as Pallam.

Our correspondent learnt that the Boko Haram fighters, said to be in large numbers, came on motorcycles and attacked the village, during which many of the residents were displaced.

This is just as the House of Representatives’ Committee on the Army visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, to review the efforts on the counter-insurgency and other operations.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed the visit on Tuesday, had yet to disclose the resolutions of the meeting as of press time.

“The committee was on its oversight function visit to the army headquarters,” Usman said.

According to the Agence France-Presse, a community leader in Pallam in the Madagali LGA confirmed the Boko Haram attack on Tuesday, noting that the terrorists stormed the village at about 11.30pm on Monday.

Maina Ularamu, a former Madagali Local Government Chairman, said the insurgents came to loot food materials from the village.

He said, “Five people were victims of the attack: three were killed and two were critically injured and taken to a hospital. There is no doubt the attackers came from Sambisa. We experience such periodic attacks from Boko Haram, who usually look for food.”

The former chairman noted that a security guard at a clinic was also killed after the Boko Haram fighters had looted the facility.

A resident, David Maigrai, said, “They burnt several shops and many homes. They also stole food. On their way out of the village, they ran into some vigilance group members on a patrol in Kuda village, who engaged them in a shootout and killed two of the attackers.”

One of the victims was a shopkeeper who was sleeping inside his shop and refused to open the door to the jihadists. He was reportedly burnt in the building.

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