Many people were killed and houses destroyed in Adamawa State villages – Kubi and Watu – in Michika Local Government Area, by rampaging Boko Haram fighters yesterday.
According to some of the villagers who spoke to reporters, the insurgents overran the villages in the early hours of yesterday as the people were sleeping.
Many of the dead were trapped in the fires set to their houses by the insurgents.
A village source who said his village had been completely destroyed said: “The insurgents have burnt our houses and some of our children, women and old men were trapped in the inferno. The fire is still burning because there was nobody to put off the fire. I don’t know why they are so angry and mercilessly killing anybody they come across this time,” he said
Another source said: “Since the complete take-over of Michika and Madagali by the insurgents on September 7, there are no more soldiers guarding the towns. The only thing now is that jet fighters come from Yola to drop bombs and go back. Our people are in a complete state of helplessness. Government seems not to be coming to our aids as the insurgents control everything in our local government.”
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