A fresh onslaught by a group of gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram has struck a community in Adamawa State, even as it was reported that a black flag with Arabic inscription, identical with the sect’s flag has been sighted on the hills of Luru, a community in Girei Local Government.
Local sources told the newsmen that the gunmen believed to members of the Islamic terror group, stormed Luru community in the early hours of Thursday and sacked the village, before hoisting their flag, while chanting Allahuakbar.
Five people were reported to have been killed in the invasion, including a former Secretary of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP in the area, identified as John Tika.
The invasion of Luru followed recent attacks on Gwamba, extending into parts of Bakobi, a neighbouring community under Demsa Local Government area, sharing common border with the occupied Luru.
One Nehemiah Ezra, said the locals had earlier mobilized to resist the suspected Boko Haram invasion with the support of security forces, that “the Militia re-launched another attack on Thursday, causing the death of John Tika”.
Lumsambani Dilli, a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, representing Demsa Constituency said members of the outlawed group, Boko Haram carried out the attack.
“The attackers used the phones of one of their victims, telling his relation that they were Boko Haram and not Fulani herdsmen”, Dilli said.
In recent times, the state has been bedevilled by recurrent invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorist groups, prompting elder statesman, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma to allege that the military had a hand in the resurgence of terrorist activities in the North East.
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