Sallah tragedy: Boko Haram kills 70

99-year-old, others slaughtered in Adamawa
4-day curfew in Borno  

The Sallah started on a sour note for three villages in Adamawa State, as Boko Haram attacked and killed about 70 residents in Michika Local Govern­ment Area in a renewed attack.

The Islamic insurgent group also destroyed their houses and farmlands.

Among the villages attacked is Kuborshosho, the village of former governor of the state and Minister Youths Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, who lost close relations, one of whom was a 99-year-old man, who was slaughtered by the dreaded group.

The other villages they attacked are Kubi, Garta and others, were still under attack as at the time of filing this report.

Saturday Sun authoritatively gathered that many houses were razed, including the family house of former Governor Haruna.

According to report, four of the former minister’s uncles, aged aunties, nieces and their siblings narrowly escaped death by the whiskers as good Nigerians evacuated them from the war-torn zones of Michika and its environs to Yola, the state capital.

According to sources, the villages were attacked on Thursday night through Friday, and the insurgents went further to attack those who escaped to the mountains.

As at time of filling this reports, sympathisers, who had gathered at the residence of the minister, condemned the attack and appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action towards stopping the evil activities of the Islamic sect.

Farmlands ready for harvest were destroyed, while shops and warehouses belonging to the residents, were burgled and precious items carted away be the insurgents.

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