Roadside bomb kills one in Magadali, Adamawa



    Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram Leader
    Boko Haram chief

    Boko Haram fighters have attacked Magadali in Adamawa state, killing one individual.

    The terrorists have been reported to have planted bomb on a roadside within the city.

    Mr Othman Abubakar, the Adamawa Police Command spokesman confirmed the incident and stated just one individual was killed.

    He stated that the command was nonetheless gathering data for full particulars.

    Also when contacted, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Mr Haruna Furo, confirmed the incidence.

    “I acquired a name from Madagali Local Government Area Council chairman regarding the incident, however because of poor phone community the dialog couldn’t proceed.

    “I tried several times to reach him but it failed,” Furo stated.

    He stated that the company has but to get clear particulars of the assault.

    Meanwhile, two ladies of the 700 individuals rescued from Boko Haram insurgents have delivered at a army holding facility in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno.

    The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, eight Division, Col. Timothy Antigha, disclosed in a press release issued in Maiduguri.

    Antigha stated that over 700 individuals kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents had escaped from their captors and acquired by the 242 Battalion, Monguno.

    He stated the abductees together with males, females and kids have been compelled to work as farm labourers by the insurgents.

    He stated that two ladies among the many freed individuals delivered safely on the holding facility.

    The military spokesman added that the intensified onslaught towards the insurgents beneath Operation Deep Punch II had weakened and decimated their positions, which enabled the individuals to flee.

    “Over 700 farmers, fishermen and members of their households hitherto held by Boko Haram terrorists as farm employees have fled the assorted islands in Lake Chad to Monguno.

    “The exodus of the abductees shouldn’t be unconnected to a follow-up operation performed a couple of days in the past to use the beneficial properties of the latest profitable Operation DEEP PUNCH 2 in Chikun Gudu and adjourning localities.

    “The follow-up operation performed by the Nigerian Air Force and 38 Task Force Artillery Brigade, eight Division, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, was focused at destroying Boko Haram infrastructure and logistics resembling communication facilities, fabrication yards, bomb making gear, autos and different technique of sustenance.

    “The ensuing collapse of their command construction and technique of survival triggered the abandonment of the islands and escape of the abductees to Monguno.

    “Profiling of the displaced escapees is ongoing to make sure that no terrorist takes benefit of the state of affairs to sneak into the city.

    “Preliminary investigation will focus on finding out where wanted Boko Haram commanders were hiding. Two pregnant women among the abductees gave birth yesterday in the holding centers”.

    According to him, a number of individuals have been free of Boko Haram insurgents following army offensive in Chikun Gudu group, Monguno. (NAN)