‘How We Escaped Boko Haram Attack,’ Villager Narrate Ordeal


Some residents of Michika town in Adamawa State have described harrowing experiences of how they escaped death during an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists

The villagers said they slept in the in the hills and nearby bushes during the attacks on Wednesday night.

The attack, which some said began about 9p.m on Wednesday came just a day after the terrorists killed 29 schoolchildren in Yobe State.

“They burnt three banks, police station, shops and part of the Michika Local  Government Council secretariat,” one villager said, adding that they came in a bus and attacked with guns and explosives.

The 23rd Armour Brigade, Yola, confirmed the attack against Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas but did not have details.

Some of the villagers reported seeing bodies strewn on streets, “one of the dead body is that of a staff of Bank of Agriculture.”

The attackers were also said to have burnt places of worship and the house of a  former commissioner Idris Nuhu in Shuwa village.”

The renewed insurgency in the North-Eastern region of the country continues to attract attention with Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa joining others to call for new security initiative to contain the terrorists.

Said Nyako on Thursday: “In Yadi-Buni of Yobe State, the  Army withdrew from check-point some hours before the attack, who ordered the withdrawal?

”We also have the case of General Shuwa in Maiduguri who was killed by the so-called Boko Haram. There is an Army unit there, but they did not respond during the attack, who told them not to respond?

”The Nigeria Air Force base was raided in Maiduguri. There was a military base nearby, who gave the base order not to respond during the raid on the Airforce base?” Governor Nyako queried.

He added: “Either this thing is controlled by unknown fellows or unknown Boko Haram strategic commander in the defence system or is being stage-managed.”