Adamawa: 2 dead, items worth millions destroy by Boko Haram


Boko haram insurgents have killed two people and burnt foodstuff and other valuables worth over one hundred million naira after ransacking Kirchinga village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, Northeast of Nigeria. 

The village which bordered Sambisa Forest den of Boko Haram was severally attacked since the insurgents started launching attacks on communities in the Northeast ten years ago. 

The latest attacked on one of the villages of the local government where the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Adamawa state Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri hail came barely less than two weeks when eligible voters in Nigeria will go to the polls to elect President and Parliamentarians. 

According to leader of Hunters Association in the area Mallam Adamu Sarkin Baka the insurgents came in large numbers with heavy artillery ransacking more than thirty shops where foodstuff and other valuables were kept before setting them ablaze. 

From all indications no election will take place in the area because of the fear people have Adamu explained. He added that the insurgents operated for more than three hours without resistance from security as hunters in the area could not confront them with the heavy artillery in their possession; however said military arrived the village after the insurgents committed the heinous act and left. 

Accordingbto Adamu, "some people have fled the village based on rumours that the insurgents may attack the village again, we that have not flee are now living in fear, due to inadequate security", he said. 

Reports from the area indicate that the situation is now calm with military patrolling the village to secure the lives and properties of the villages from the attackers.