Garkida attack: Boko Haram insurgents kill 6, abduct 3 | Dailytrust

Garkida attack: Boko Haram insurgents kill 6, abduct 3

FILE PHOTO: A scene of Boko Haram attack
FILE PHOTO: A scene of Boko Haram attack
Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six persons including a policeman and abducted three others when they attacked Garkida in Adamawa state on Thursday.
The insurgents arrived the town in several gun trucks at around 5 pm and launched the attack that lasted for several hours,  shooting indiscriminately and burning buildings while residents fled to the mountains for safety.
This was the second time Boko Haram invaded Garkida this year.
During a February attack, three people were killed and  several private and public property were burnt.
Residents, who spoke to our reporter, said five corpses had so far been found while families were still searching for missing members.
A community member, Andrawus Tarfa, said at least four civilians died in the Thursday attack while three others were taken away and dozens of equipment belonging to a construction firm had been burnt by the insurgents.
Some of the survivors expressed shock that the attack lasted for several hours despite military presence in the town.
“We have returned to our homes this morning after spending the night in the mountains. So far, we have found five corpses and we know of three men they took away,” said a resident who wanted to be anonymous.
“The insurgents burnt some houses as well as 19 vehicles belonging to a construction firm, Triacta.”
When contacted to comment on the attack, the spokesman of the military in the area, Major Sani Haruna Haruna, said he would get back to our reporter but, up to the time of filing this report, he has not.
A security officer told our reporter that a policeman, who was in Garkida to visit his family, was among the six people killed by the insurgents.

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