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Villagers in Adamawa state fled their homes over possible attack by Boko Haram

By The Citizen

Many people have fled their homes in Bitiku, Imirsa and Ghansa villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa following reports of possible Boko Haram attack.

A resident of one of the villages who  simply identified himself as Sule, said  on Monday that their neighbours in Yazza and Ngulyangwal villages in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno had been attacked by gunmen.

“Everyone is now running for safety for fear of possible attack. The matter is serious, as I am talking to you now from Michika some people are calling to say that they are hearing gun shots,” Sule said.

When contacted, the Commanding Officer of the Special Battalion, Mubi, Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, said his men were in the affected areas and there was no attack by gunmen.

Martins said he could not comment  on the reported attack on Yazza and Ngulyangwal which were in Borno state and which were outside of his command’s area of coverage.

Madagali local government that borders Gwoza local government of Borno had witnessed no fewer than five attacks from gunmen since the Boko Haram crisis erupted in Borno.