By Tom Garba,Yola – As Nigeria celebrates her Independence Day Anniversary, Thursday, members of the Boko Haram insurgent invaded Bitiku, Kubu and Kirchinga villages in Adamawa state, killing residents and setting houses ablaze.
The immediate past Chairman of Madagali, Maina Ularamu confirmed the attacks, calling for deployment of troops to the villages.
“The insurgents attacked a group of traders returning from Gulak market and killed four of them before proceeding to Kirchinga where they slaughtered seven persons including three women”, he said.
Mr. Ularamu stressed the need for immediate deployment of troop to be stationed in villages that are prone to frequent attacks in recent time with a view to flushing out remnants of the insurgents.
He also appealed to government for restoration of government structures and social services in the recaptured territory, saying residents are suffering from lack of hospitals, bridges as well as basic needs of life.
The Governor has since issued a press statement to hold the Independence celebration in a low-key considering the thread to insecurity in the state