Why Boko Haram razed Adamawa villages —District head

Why Boko Haram razed Adamawa villages —District head

The District Head of Duhu and surrounding communities in Adamawa State , Mohammed Sanusi, said Boko Haram fighters stormed two villages in Michika and Madagali on the border between Adamawa and Borno states on Monday night , burning houses and looting barns and food stores. Some of the villagers who spoke to our correspondents from

The District Head of Duhu and surrounding communities in Adamawa State , Mohammed Sanusi, said Boko Haram fighters stormed two villages in Michika and Madagali on the border between Adamawa and Borno states on Monday night , burning houses and looting barns and food stores.
Some of the villagers who spoke to our correspondents from their hideouts said they slept on the mountains , adding that vulnerable villagers like the elderly, children and the sick were threatened with guns and other weapons by the insurgents .
It is not ascertained yet if there were casualties.
According to Sanusi, the insurgents returned to the villages on what he described as “ revenge mission” after they failed to make the best of their last attack on Michika and Madagali towns seven days earlier as the Nigerian Army repelled the attack.
Monday’ s assault , he said, was the third deadly mission of the insurgents in the state in the past one month .
Unconfirmed claims by villagers said the attacks were linked to political uncertainty in the state after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared governorship election in the state inconclusive .
Sanusi said, “ Boko Haram fighters stormed Kofar Adamawa and Kofar Borno around 6 . 30 pm on Monday evening and carried out attack into the night .
“ They burned half of the houses in Kofar Adamawa and the whole of Kofar Borno . They marched through the villages , threatening to kill whoever challenged them .
“ When they came to Michika seven days ago , they came in through these two villages because their usual routes were blocked by villagers and Nigerian soldiers.
“ I cannot confirm now if there were casualties .
“ When they came the last time , they blew up the Union Bank vault but there was no money there.
“ They stole medicines from drug stores , petrol from functioning fuel stations and foodstuff from markets and stores . But when the soldiers confronted them , they left some of their vehicles behind with the items .
“ The attack on Monday was a revenge mission. ”

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