Some armed persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday night attacked a village in Adamawa State, killing 12 people, reports Premium Times.
Maina Ularamu, a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, said the insurgents attacked Dar Village in the council at about 8:30 p.m.
“A large number of gunmen invaded the village, forcing resident to flee to nearby bush,” Mr. Ularamu said in a telephone interview with the online platform.
He added that “two female suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villagers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing twelve persons.”
He added that many victims who sustained injuries were evacuated to the hospital by police personnel.
The spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack, but did not provide details.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has killed about 20,000 people; with Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe most affected.
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