An attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Kwapre, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Friday, has resulted in the death of Seven persons, while about 5,000 displaced residents are now in hiding.
According to the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) on Sunday, the displaced were taking refuge mostly in surrounding villages where they fled on the day of the attack.
Dr Mohammed Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary of the agency, said the insurgents who got into Kwapre in nine vehicles, caused extensive damage to people and properties.
The insurgents surrounded the village and killed seven people, including three children, the ADSEMA executive secretary disclosed.
“During the attack, 50 houses, worship centres, markets and schools were burnt. Many people, including women, girls and men, were kidnapped by the attackers,” he said.
He added, however, that eight abducted residents had escaped to freedom and that normalcy was returning to the otherwise deserted village.