Barely few days after they suffered a heavy defeat following an ambush by Chadian troops, Boko Haram insurgents have launched a fresh attack on a village in Adamawa.
The incident take place in Kirchinga, Madagali Local Government Area of northern Adamawa, Monday evening.
Local sources said that the insurgents got to Kirchinga in pickup vans and motorcycles about 4:00pm on Monday and carried out their destructive acts, burning down a number of houses and looting several shops.
The sources, however, said soldiers came on time early enough to repel them.
Commander of the troops in Madagali, Col. U.S Abdulsalam, confirmed the attack, saying, “Yes, there was an attack but it was repelled successfully.”
Until the Boko Haram insurgents turned against Garkida in Gombi Local Government Area in February, Madagali and neighbouring Michika were- the two LGAs that the insurgents had been attacking in Adamawa State.
Like in most of their previous attacks, the insurgents have be reported to broke into shops to steal food items and drugs.