Billy Graham Abel, Yola
Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary electtions in Adamawa State, Michika town has once again been attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, killing five residents, Monday evening.
Witnesses said the attackers came in 10 vans and motorcycles, although the police on Tuesday claimed that the insurgents might have been on a mission to steal.
The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed that five residents of Michika were killed in a failed Boko Haram attack on a bank in Michika, Monday night.
Against the usual Boko Haram tactics of scare, destruction, killing and terrorising of local communities, the police command said that the insurgents were rather on a bank raid.
According to the police command’s spokesman, the insurgents, who initially sneaked into Michika unchallenged, were overpowered by the Nigerian Army, who repelled them, killing 11 of them.
The Adamawa State police public relations officer (PPRO), Othman Abubakar, giving updates on the attack Tuesday afternoon, said, “Five people died and the place they went to attack (bank) was badly destroyed but they were unable to gain access to the strongroom, they could not penetrate.