The day started as usual with no suspicion of any danger lurking around in Shuwa and Karchinga villages in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

By close of business on Monday February 4, the sound of sporadic gunshots rented the air accompanied by Boko Haram insurgents.

They attacked the villages, killed three persons and burned shops and two clinics.

A village head in Madagali Local Government Area said on Tuesday that the insurgents came to the community at about 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

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“But we mistook them for soldiers because they wore military camouflage and came in army vehicles,” he said.

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed the attacks on the communities in Madagali Local Government Area, saying troops of the 143 Battalion engaged the insurgents.

The army said its troops were in pursuit of the fleeing insurgents.

It was gathered that the terrorist attacks lasted for about two hours, with the Boko Haram fighters looting shops and stealing foodstuffs.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, and spokesperson for the military’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed that the terrorists killed three persons but added that they only burnt a shop, a health care centre and a market.


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