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Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages; casualties unknown

 The Boko Haram sect has intensified attacks in the North-East region in the past few days

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday night raided three villages in Madagali and Michika local governments in Adamawa state, residents and officials have said.

According to the chairman of Madagali Local Government, Maina Ularamu, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone, the attackers, suspected to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect, first attacked Kirchiga Village before proceeding to Shuwa town both in Madagali Local Government Area.

“They came to Kirchiga at a little after 8p.m and opened fire sporadically at the people,” he said.

He however could not confirm any casualty‎ figure as at midnight on Thursday.

Mr. Ularamu added that the gunmen also‎ attacked neighbouring Shuwa town, adding that the sounds of gunfire could still be heard in the town as at the time we spoke to him.

Also, a resident of Michika town, who declined to be named for security reasons, told PREMIUM TIMES that he could hear gunshots in the town.

He reported intermittent sounds of gunshots and said most people in the town had run home for safety.

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army in Yola, Nuhu Jafaru, could not be reached to comment for this story. Calls to him were unsuccessful as his telephone line failed to connect.

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