7 killed, 5,000 displaced by Shekau faction in Adamawa State

In neighbouring Adamawa State, seven people have been reportedly killed by Boko Haram fighters loyal to Abubakar Shekau.

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) also confirmed that no fewer than 5,000 people have been displaced when the terrorists laid siege on Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, which lies at the Adamawa/Borno boundary close to the Sambisa Forest.

Sources said the attack was launched on Friday, but nothing was heard until yesterday.

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The Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Dr Mohammed Sulaiman, said the attack on Kwapre affected neighbouring communities where most of the displaced had taken up a temporary shelter.

According to him, the insurgents stormed Kwapre in nine vehicles, surrounded the village and killed seven people.

“During the attack, 50 houses, worship centres, markets and schools were burnt. Many people including women, girls and men were kidnapped by the attackers,” he said.

He, however, said eight persons among the kidnapped victims had escaped.

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Chairman of Hong LGA, James Pukuma, said regular and local security personnel had been deployed to guard the community.

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