The suspected terrorists came and had over 4 hours to torment residents of Ghumbili community in Adamawa state.

The attack occurred on Thursday, days after a similar incident in a neighbouring village in the Local Government, known as Mildu.

Seven people were killed by the insurgents.

Confirming the latest attack, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Yusuf Muhammed, told newsmen the attack lasted from 11 p.m. on Wednesday to 3 a.m. on Thursday.

He said that the jihadists burnt no fewer than 60 houses and looted foodstuff.

“They looted foodstuff, killed livestock and burnt the village completely,” he stated.

Muhammed could not confirm the number of dead and injured persons.

Villagers had scampered for safety and those that escaped the attack are currently taking refuge at Gulak, the headquarters of the council.

But the Spokesman of the Police Command in Adamawa, Othman Abubakar, who also confirmed the attack, said no life was lost.

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He said, however, that houses were destroyed in the attack, the latest in a string of deadly blows on mainly soft targets in Nigeria’s troubled northeast.

The Executive Chairman of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Haruna Furo, also told reporters that only one person was killed and many houses were destroyed.

The attack is coming despite the expected presence of Service Chiefs in the Command Centre of the counter-terrorism operations in the region.

The Service Chiefs had been asked to return to base to add impetus to the ongoing operations that have suffered setbacks.