Seven killed in Adamawa attack

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NO fewer than four soldiers, three civilians and many people
injured in the latest attack at Adamawa. Suspected members of Boko Haram carried out an attack on Garkida, a village in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The Punch learnt that the insurgents stormed the town in their
numbers around 6.30pm on Sunday night firing sporadically and
razed down a police station, an Army camp as well as several
houses.

It was further gathered that residents of the area ran to take refuge
in nearby mountains when it became obvious that they had no
response to the firepower of the invaders.

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In an interview with our correspondent, a resident of the area,
Dauda Bukar, said, “Around 6.30pm, we heard gun shots from
different directions and we fled to the mountains and remained
there until around 12am when they left the town. Actually, some of
us spent the night on the mountains.”

The attackers, who infiltrated Adamawa State from Borno State,
carried out the attack without any resistance from security agents.
The spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, Mr.
Michael Haa, confirmed the incident but said he could only confirm
the death of two civilians.

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He said, “Yes, I can confirm to you that there was an incident
there, and two civilians were killed, but you can confirm that of
soldiers from the military authorities.”

According to him, the situation is now calm as security has been
beefed up and detectives have been drafted to the area to track
down the insurgents.