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Friday, 28 February 2014

Soldiers Flee As Boko Haram Attacks Village In Adamawa State.

Last Tuesday it was Yobe State where 59 schoolchildren were massacred. On Wednesday,  the bloodletting extended to Adamawa State where Boko Haram terrorists, armed with rocket-propelled grenades  nearly sacked  four  communities. It was gathered that  in Shuwa, Madagali Local Government Area,  a repeat  of the Yobe massacre was averted  when the  insurgents attacked the  Christians Teacher College,  Christian Secondary School    and a Catholic Convent.

A resident told The PUNCH that the head of the Christian Secondary School, on hearing gunshots in the community,  advised his  pupils to run into  nearby bushes to avoid being killed by the terrorists. The resident, who declined to give his name, added that when the  hoodlums eventually  arrived and saw the school deserted,   they  burnt down almost all the structures on  the premises. He however did not say if all the pupils came out of the bushes unhurt since the incident took place at night. A pastor in Shuwa told the AFP that soldiers retreated when the armed insurgents invaded the community. “When the soldiers at the military checkpoints saw the number of the attackers, they retreated into the nearby bushes as the gunmen operated without challenge during the operation that lasted throughout the night,” the  cleric said. It was also  gathered that among the over 20 persons killed in Shuwa, was a priest at St. Augustine Catholic Church. A  resident, who identified himself simply  as Fide, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that   the attackers,   who arrived in  nine vans firing guns and throwing explosives, killed a banker and a villager. Fide said, “They burnt three banks, a police station, shops and part of the Michika LGA  secretariat. Some other  residents of Michika said they slept in the hills and nearby bushes  during  the mayhem that lasted for about five hours. The  BBC Hausa Service quoted witnesses as saying that some of those killed in Michika and Shuwa either had gunshot wounds or   had their throats slit. Grace Hassan, an indigene of  Michika,  told   The Punch that the attacks that started at about 8pm  lasted till 2am,   adding that information at her disposal indicated that the mayhem  sent fears into the hearts of residents of Lassa,  a neighbouring town in Borno State. According to her, the  residents  of the community    fled   into the bushes to avoid being killed. Punch News.

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