Boko Haram kill 5 people, abduct many women in Adamawa community
Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have attacked a community in Adamawa State, kidnapping an unspecified number of women.
Five people were killed by the insurgents, while houses and other properties were destroyed as they made away with belongings of residents, a source said.
It was gathered on Saturday morning that the insurgents stormed Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women.
A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told a correspondent on phone that the attackers were first thought to be herders out for vengeance attack, but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, seizing the female residents they could lay their hands on, as residents scampered for safety.
“Right now, there is no single person in Kwapri, everybody has fled the community,” Innocent said during the conversation Saturday morning.
Rt. Hon Yusuf Buba Yakubu, the Member representing Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency and Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, who repesents the affected community in the National Assembly, reacted to the development with a statement expressing his concerns.
Yakubu said the insurgents who besieged Kwapre village in Garaha Ward of Hong LGA, killed and maimed unsuspecting community dwellers, destroyed homes and property and abducted some people.
“This latest attack on the innocent and peace- loving people of Kwapre is another senseless and cruel act of cowardice on a community that is renowned for peace, industry and serenity,” the lawmaker said.
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