Boko Haram insurgents were believed to have burnt some people in their houses when it invaded Kuda village of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Sources claimed those burnt were aged people who couldn’t flee like the able-bodied.
According to an eyewitness, the insurgents attacked the village on foot at about 9pm on Monday when the villagers were preparing go to bed. It was learnt that they shot at fleeing villagers thus killing six persons and injuring several others.
Confirming the incident, the head of Krichinga, Abubakar Kanuri, whose village is close to Kuda village, said the insurgents came through Malakwaya, a section of the Sambisa Forest.
Kanuri said the military in company with some vigilante members and hunters drafted to fight the insurgents had pursued them into Sambisa Forest. He said people in the affected communities had fled to Gulak town and other places to seek refuge.
Kanuri lamented that the security situation in the area had worsened day following the different styles adopted by the insurgents.