Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have attacked a community in Adamawa State killing five people and abducting an unspecified number of women.
It was gathered that the insurgent group also destroyed houses and other property and made away with residents’ belongings.
A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told Daily Post that the attackers stormed Kwapre, a village in the Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women.
According to him, the gunmen were first thought to be herdsmen out for vengeance attack but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, abducting female residents on sight.
The member representing Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency and Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, Hon Yusuf Buba Yakubu, also confirmed the attack on the community.
In a statement on Saturday, Hon. Yakubu said Boko Haram, who besieged Kwapre village in Garaha Ward of Hong LGA, killed and maimed unsuspecting community dwellers.
He stated that the insurgents also destroyed homes and property and abducted some people.
“This latest attack on the innocent and peace-loving people of Kwapre is another senseless and cruel act of cowardice on a community that is renowned for peace, industry and serenity,” the lawmaker said.