Boko Haram attacks Michika town, others flee for safety

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The headquarters of Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Michika town has been attacked by suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to report, a resident of Michika, Ussa Gebriel confirmed the attack on the community barely few days to the supplementary election.

Another resident of Bassa in Michika, Madam Amos, stated that she narrowly escape to the mountainous areas for safety.

According to her “Presently we are taking refuge at the mountainous areas as I speak with you, only God can help us now.”

Mr. Paschal, who is a resident also said, “I called home from Maiduguri, only to hear my sister crying and I could hear loud bang at the background, shortly thereafter her phone went off; I’m so scared now I couldn’t reach them again.”

Also Abu James said “We heard that Boko Haram people had entered a village called Kwapa, between Shuwa and Michika, so we’ve been placed on red alert”; a resident of the neighbouring Bazza town.

Meanwhile ex-Michika Local Council Chairman, who begged anonymity also confirmed the attacked.

He said “Presently we have fled to the mountains, only God knows what will happen to us,” the former council boss said.

On the other hand, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abubakar Othman when contacted for response said the  details of the attack were yet to reach him. He said “I’m hearing about the attack from you, but please give me some time to verify what happened.”

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