Army repels Boko Haram attacks on Adamawa community
Soldiers of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled renewed attacks by Boko Haram fighters on a village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State.
Residents of Kirchinga where the attack took place, said Tuesday that the Boko Haram fighters stormed the village Monday evening, burning houses and looting shops.
A resident said the Boko Haram fighters arrived the village in the late hours of the day in pickup vans and motorbikes.
“They came in shooting in the air and looting shops and burning houses as people scampered for safety,” the resident said.
A source told journalists that the Boko Haram elements would probably have done worse damage if the military had not intervened.
“Soldiers showed up after a while and got the insurgents rushing off,” the source said.
Confirming the development, the Commander of the military troops in Madagali, Col US Abdulsalam, said, “There was an attack but it was repelled successfully.”
The Adamawa attack is coming after heavy losses in the hands of the Chadian forces led by the country’s president.