Boko Haram attacks Michika town in Adamawa

Boko Haram

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday launched fresh attacks in Michika, administrative headquarters of Michika local government area of Adamawa State.

Sources said the insurgents got access into the town through Shuwa axis after overpowering the military formation there. The terrorists shot sporadically around 6:30 pm, sending residents into hiding places.

The insurgents also burnt down the only commercial bank office in the area.

Residents said the insurgents took control of the town for some time before the arrival of military reinforcement from Madagali.

Reports say several houses in Koppa village were burnt down by the insurgents on their way back to Sambisa.

Casualty figure was unknown as at press time.

Michika is one of 14 LGAs where supplementary governorship election would be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 23.