Boko Haram kills 24 in Adamawa wake attack
Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday night attacked Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali local Government Area of Adamawa state, killing 24 persons during a wake.
One of the residents, Abdul Ibrahim, who spoke on Friday morning, said the insurgents, numbering over 100, came at about 10 pm on Thursday shooting indiscriminately and in the propose killed 24 persons.
He said during the attack, 10 persons also sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said 18 corpses were discovered on Thursday night after the insurgents had left the village, while the remaining six corpses were removed from the surrounding buses after the break of dawn.
He lamented that the majority of persons killed were women and children. He added that those injured in the attack were rushed to Gulak Cottage Hospital, three kilometres from the village, for treatment.
Another resident of the village, Jacob Gulak, who also spoke to our correspondent via the phone, said he counted 18 corpses, adding that 10 other persons were injured.
He, however, said that more corpses might be retrieved from the bushes as the search was still on and many persons were still missing.
He revealed that the insurgents stormed the village located on the fringes of the notorious Sambisa forest around 10pm while the villagers were at the wake of a dead member of the community.
The attack, he said took the villagers by surprise as it had been long since they witnessed last.
'They stormed our village on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people at the wake,'
'As at the last count, 18 people were killed while about 10 others were injured and were rushed to a health facility in Gulak.'
The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack.
'So far 18 people have been killed in the attack but the number of the casualties could not be ascertained,' he told our correspondent.
The member representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, Adamu Kamale, also said the number of people affected as of the time of filing this report could not be ascertained but noted that many members of the community are feared killed. – Punch.