By Dan Garba in Yola
The Boko Haram insurgency have been reportedly killed 24 persons in Kuda -Kaya village of Madagali local Government Area of Adamawa state.
Eyewitness account revealed that the insurgents in their hundred stormed the village at about 10 pm Thursday night and killed 24 persons , while 10 persons sustained various degree of injuries from the attack.
The eyewitness claimed that immediately when the incident happened 18 dead bodies were discovered but later more dead bodies were uncovered in the bush totaling up to 24 persons killed.
He said the majority of persons killed were women and children while those injured were rush to Gulak Cottage Hospital for treatment which is three kilometer from Kuda-kaya village
Another source, who simply identified himself as Amadu said he counted 18 dead bodies at the scene of the attack ,while he also confirmed that 10 others were injured . He said, he believed that more dead bodies were yet to be discovered because some persons flee to the bush with gun wounds.
He said that the Boko Haram insurgents stormed the village located on the fringes of the dreaded Sambisa forest around 10 pm Thursday night while the villagers were observing wake keep for a dead member of the community.
Amadu said that the Boko Haram took the villagers by surprise as members of the community never envisage such attacks as the area has not witnessed such attacks in a while.
“They stormed our village with on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people observing the wake keep.
“As at the last count, 18 people were killed while about 10 others were injured and were rushed to a health facility in Gulak,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the member representing Michika/Madagali federal constituency, Adamu Kamale said the number of casualties as at the time of filing this report could not be ascertained but noted that many members of the community are feared killed.
Also confirming the attack, the Lawmaker representing Madagali in the Adamawa state House of Assembly,Hon Emmanuel Tsandu said Boko Haramist took an advantage of an occasion going on in Kuda Village stormed at the villages killed uncountable Women and Children
The Adamawa state Police Command ratifed the incidents throught it’s Public Relations Officer,DSP Othman Abubakar and said :”so far 18 people have been killed in the attack but the number of the casualties could not be ascertained,”
In another vein, the police have arrested Boko Haram kingpin on the wanted list of the military in Gombi local government of Adamawa state.
The suspected kingpin was allegedly sighted by a policemen at a security checkpoint and quickly recognize him.
The policemen reportedly removed his uniform and started trailing the suspected Boko Haram terrorist who went to first bank in an attempt to withdraw money.
An eyewitness report said the terrorist in an attempt to avoid being caught up by the security camera of the ATM machine asked a waiting customer to help him withdraw from the ATM machine which further aroused the curiosity of the policeman who mobilizes the Bank’s security details to arrest the suspect.
Confirming the arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa state Police Command Othman Abubakar said the suspect is being interrogated at the commands CID.
He said the suspect was one of the terrorist on the wanted list of hardened terrorist displayed by the military authorities but refused to mention his name adding that until the police is through with investigation before it revealed publicly his name.