Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly invaded Kuda-Kaya village in the Madagali Local Governemnt Area of Adamawa State, carting away food supplies from houses.
Our correspondent learnt that the invasion, which occurred on Saturday at about 7:30pm, sent residents fleeing to neighbouring villages with the terrorists shooting for several hours.
On the same day, Boko Haram’s factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a new video, claiming responsibility for the Jiddari Polo village invasion in Maiduguri, Borno State, and threatening to attack more villages in the North-East.
Shekau, who was flanked by masked terrorists, had claimed that the military did not weaken the sect, displaying some arms and ammunition, which the terrorists reportedly carted away from soldiers during the Jiddari Polo gun battle.
Our correspondent gathered that village hunters and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force had a gunfire exchange with the Boko Haram insurgents, but the locals were outnumbered and had to retreat.
An unnamed official from the Madagali Local Government Area confirmed the Boko Haram invasion of Kuda-Kaya, adding that troops had been deployed to engage the insurgents.
He said, “The insurgents attacked the village and their aim was to cart away food items. They had earlier raided Humbli village on Friday and came to Kuda-Kaya on Saturday evening. There was a gun battle between the insurgents and locals, including the JTF personnel.”m