Adamawa: Boko Haram Attacks Communities, Killing Over 18 Persons

military fighter planes are now engaged in the aerial bombardment of terrorists.
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP)

In the Hong Local Government Areas ( LGA) of Adamawa state, suspected Boko Haram militants are said to have renewed attacks on villages, killing around 18 people and injuring many more.

According to reports from the targeted regions, the terrorists arrived in huge numbers, firing intermittently to frighten the security personnel stationed there, allowing them to carry out their horrific acts of murder and robbery of food and other goods.

The terrorists initially invaded Dabna village near Gahara, the village of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, before moving on to neighbouring areas, according to the report.

Terrorists continue to target Kwapre village and other hamlets in Hong LGA, according to the source.

According to the report, the Boko Haram terrorist group has maintained a long period of silence in the state since last year's end, only to resume attacks in the early hours of Wednesday morning on communities in the affected areas, which are about 6 to 10 kilometres from the dreaded Sambisa forest, the terrorists' enclave.

Other accounts claim that before the terrorists attacked most of the settlements, inhabitants fled their villages to the nearby jungle to hide and that terrorist followed some of them into the forest, while others were slain within the communities.

"Those of us lucky escaped through the bushes. About now, many of our fellow villagers have been trapped and I fear they may have been killed”.

According to another report, around 18 human bodies were discovered near Garaha SGF Boss Mustapha's hamlet in Kwapre and Dabna villages.

He stated he observed the military transporting bodies from the jungle where terrorists killed them into villages to be brought to the hospital in Hong town.

According to him, military fighter planes are now engaged in the aerial bombardment of terrorists.

The authorities, on the other hand, have yet to confirm the assaults and determine the number of victims. At the time of writing, attempts to contact the military and police spokespersons were unsuccessful.