An attack by unknown gunmen on Midlu village in Madagali local government area left 13 dead and several others injured.
According to an eyewitness, the attack took place on Friday night while the residents mourned after some attackers stormed the area and opened fire on residents, resulting in the death of 11 people on the spot.
The eyewitness said the gunmen, numbering about forty, attacked the residence of the Deputy Governor of the state, Bala James Ngilari, who hails from the village.
He added that the attackers ransacked the Deputy Governor’s house and shot two security guards there. The Friday incident, according to him, happened after the Muslim Isha’i prayer, and took the residents by surprise. The attackers, he said, shouted “ALLAH is great; ALLAH is great, as they march round the village unchallenged.” He said he counted 13 bodies after the attack.
Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the attack.