Boko Haram insurgents have raided six villages in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, according to a local hunter, Ibrahim Gulak.
Gulak, who spoke on the telephone from Michika, said the insurgents killed “several people” in the attack; kidnapped several youths and women and destroyed property worth millions of Naira in the areas.
He listed the affected areas as Mbororo, Shahu, Liddle, Garta, Kamale and Ghumci, adding that the communities were raided by the insurgents on Saturday night.
He noted that the terrorists stormed the villages in their hundreds on motorcycles and few on vehicles, stressing that “the insurgents were mercilessly slaughtering people from house to house.”
He said they burnt almost all their houses after looting them, adding that most of the villagers fled to take refuge on mountain tops while some were killed by the insurgents.
“For now, I can’t say the number of casualties as we are still in the bush, but they slaughtered many people like goats. They also abducted many trapped residents, mostly youths and women,” he added.
Confirming the attack, a member representing Michika in the state House of Assembly, Adamu Kamale, said, “The militant Boko Haram has attacked our villages, killing people; they slaughtered many like rams and burnt houses.
“They kidnapped many youths and women.
“They attacked Mbororo, Shahu, Liddle, Garta, Kamale and Ghumci. The attack has continued since last Friday and no presence of security operatives in the affected areas.
“We are calling on the government to come to our rescue. Some of the fleeing residents are now trapped on mountains.”
No fewer than 10,000 Higgi people of Michika, mostly farmers, now live as refugees in Yola, the state capital and its environs.
Michika and other towns in the neighbouring Madagali, the home towns of the state governor James Ngillari; the Speaker of the state Assembly, Ahmadu Fintiri; as well as the former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmad Gulak, still remain under the control of Boko Haram.