Renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Madagali town and surrounding villages has led to the death of five people, a member representing Madagali local government in Adamawa State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Tsamdu, has revealed.
Tsamdu noted that due to the upsurge of attacks on the local government, the communities were forced to arm and equip 200 vigilantes in the area.
He noted that the latest attack launched on Kolbachuwa village which claimed five lives has been preceded by other deadly attacks on the local government.
Emmanuel, who called on the government to reinforce security in the area noted that the people have been living in fear following the advancement of rainy season as the insurgents always strike at such times.
He disclosed that many insurgents were currently hiding in the surrounding mountains across the local government.
According to him, it was from these hideouts that they unleash attacks on the people who are mostly farmers.
He maintained that many such attacks had occurred in Midigu, Lanssa, Immirsa, Kubula, Sabon Gari and Wagachakawa, within the last five days with scores feared killed by the insurgents.
Tsamdu added that the community has briefed military authorities in the state calling on them to hastily secure the areas to avert further loss of innocent lives.