Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
Ahmad Sajoh, the state’s Commissioner of Information and Strategy, told Channels Television that the military and the insurgents were engaged in a fierce battle with residents fleeing for their lives.
According to him, the vigilance group in the town and the hunters association are assisting the military in a bid to repel the attack with sounds of gunshots littering the air.
Many scared residents were said to have fled the town and taken refuge in the bushes, mountains, and hills.
The Chairman of Madagali local government area, Mohammed Yusuf, also confirmed the attack in Yola.
He described the attack as very heavy and likely to result in the loss of lives.
According to Yusuf, “tonight’s attack comes barely 24 hours after two male suicide bombers entered the home of a family in Tsilah village near Madagali and held a woman and her daughter hostage.
“Thereafter, they detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies killing both of them, the woman and her baby in the process.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Command, SP Othman Abubakar, when contacted, said he would call back with information.
Meanwhile, Sajoh said the government is monitoring the situation.
- Bright Basssey