Scores feared dead as Boko Haram attack Adamawa

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Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked Bakin Dutse village as they advanced to Gulak , the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State .

But the local vigilance joined the troops of the Nigerian army to repel the attacks .

Many terrified residents have fled the town and are hiding in the bush , mountains , and hills, while reports say the two sides lost men to the gun duel .

Channels Television quoted the Adamawa State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, as saying that the military and the insurgents were engaged in a fierce battle , with residents fleeing for their lives .

According to the report , the vigilance group in the town and the hunters association assisted the military to repel the attack and gunshots could be heard all over.

The Chairman of Madagali LGA , Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf , also confirmed the attack to Channels Television in Yola.

He described the attack as “ very heavy and likely to result in the loss of lives . ”

According to Yusuf , the latest attack comes barely 24 hours after two male suicide bombers entered the home of a family in Tsilah village near Madagali and held a woman and her daughter hostage.

Thereafter , they detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies , the woman and her baby died in the process .

The Police Public Relations Officer , Adamawa State Command , SP Othman Abubakar , when contacted , said he would call back with information .

He has yet to do that as of the time of filing this report

Meanwhile , the Adamawa State Commissioner for Information said the government was monitoring the situation.

Today ’ s attack also comes less than 10 days after two female suicide bombers attacked Dar , a village near Gulak .

The first of the two attackers detonated the improvised device strapped to her body around 8 pm on Saturday, October 28 , while the second did the same around 7 am on Sunday , October 29 .

A woman with an eight – month – old baby strapped to her back was affected by the second attack and lost an eye , while her baby sustained minor injuries in that attack , which is believed to have been targeted at a church .

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