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Adamawa: 2 Women Killed By Boko Haram Stray Bullets

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By HUSSAINI HAMMANGABDO Yola

Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect yesterday launched night attacked with heavy gun shots in an attempt to override Nigerian troops in Gulak headquarters of Madagali local government area on Adamawa state.

Muhammadu Umar Bindo Jibrilla, confirmed the attack in phone interview said, “Nigerian Army supported by local hunters have rolled back the invading terrorists in Gulak.

“Though the areas are under Chibok Brigade, but I do call for minute by minute report on what is happening over there. God is giving victory to our security and hunters.

“And as at about 4:00 am, normalcy restored,’’ the governor said.

Local residents also confirmed the development, “Our gallant local vigilantes and hunters supporting Nigerian troops have repelled the attack.

“We slept on mountains and other hideouts but as I am talking to you this morning, already fleeing residents have begun to return to our houses.

“I can’t give details of casualty but I know one woman was killed by strayed bullet,” said a local resident who simple identified himself as David.

When contacted, the council chairman, Mr Yusuf Muhammad, could not give casualty details but dismissed that soldiers were killed during the fierce battle.

“Well, it was a fierce battle and the Nigerian troops, local hunters succeeded in repelling the attack.”

“For now I don’t know the exact casualty figures and no soldier or hunters reported to have been killed, except one woman that was hit by strayed bullet.”

Yusuf Mohammed, chairman, Madagali local government confirmed that, two women died from a stray bullet from the attack.

 

 

 

 



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