Suspected members of Boko Haram have carried out an attack on Garkida, a village in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing four soldiers, three civilians and left many people injured.
The Punch learnt that the insurgents stormed the town in their numbers around 6.30pm on Sunday night firing sporadically and razed down a police station, an Army camp as well as several houses.
It was further gathered that residents of the area ran to take refuge in nearby mountains when it became obvious that they had no response to the firepower of the invaders.
In an interview with our correspondent, a resident of the area, Dauda Bukar, said, “Around 6.30pm, we heard gun shots from different directions and we fled to the mountains and remained there until around 12am when they left the town. Actually, some of us spent the night on the mountains.”
The attackers, who infiltrated Adamawa State from Borno State, carried out the attack without any resistance from security agents.
The spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, Mr. Michael Haa, confirmed the incident but said he could only confirm the death of two civilians.
He said, “Yes, I can confirm to you that there was an incident there, and two civilians were killed, but you can confirm that of soldiers from the military authorities.”
According to him, the situation is now calm as security has been beefed up and detectives have been drafted to the area to track down the insurgents.