4 killed as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community
– Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kamale community, Adamawa state
– Four persons were killed while several others were injured in the attack
– A lawmaker who escaped the attack claimed the incident happened on Christmas day
Four people were killed and several others including a lawmaker were injured during an attack on Kamale community, in Michika local government area of Adamawa state gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram insurgence.
Premium Times reports that the House of Representatives member, Adamu Kamale, who survived the attack claimed that the gunmen descended on the community on Christmas day while villagers were in celebration mood.
Kamale represented Michika and Madagali federal constituency.
Another resident who survived the attack, Micheal Zira, said: “It was not reported until Thursday due to lack of communication and the survivors have scampered while others climbed mountains for their lives.”
The lawmaker said: “It was horror and we saw hell when the gunmen, though I cannot ascertain whether they were Boko Haram or not came to the area at about 11 p.m. on Monday being the Christmas day and launched an attack on residents.
“They just opened fire sporadically during which they killed four people while several other residents were injured in a bid to escape the onslaught.
“I escaped being killed by (the) whiskers and I can’t recall how I managed to climb the mountain. It was terrible.”
Kamale lamented the lack of soldiers to protect the village which shared the same border with Sambisa forest, a known hideout of the insurgents.
He said: “The fact that our area shares borders with Sambisa forest and Cameroon Republic should have been enough reason why government must deploy security personnel to protect us. If the government does not take proactive measures to stem the ugly insurrection, they will kill all of us.
“The number of soldiers deployed is grossly inadequate, we need more security personnel as our villages share borders with Sambisa forest.”
Adamawa state police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, while reacting to the attack, confirmed that 4 people lost their lives to the incident.
Abubakar said: “The police and other security operatives will soon hunt the fleeing insurgents.’’
“The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. on Christmas day but we cannot get the details on time due to network problem; no communication in the affected area.
“Four people were killed and those injured were taken to hospitals and as I am talking to you now, police and other security were deployed to track down the fleeing gunmen. We want communities to help in reporting suspicious movements.”