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Boko Haram abducts two children in Adamawa

Adamawa

Boko Haram insurgents appear to have gone wild between Thursday night and early yesterday morning attacks in Kaya village, Madagali Council of Adamawa State and Fulatari ward in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.

During the attack on Kaya community, the insurgents abducted two children, while a female suicide bomber died when a bomb wrapped on her exploded in the early hours of yesterday detonated an explosive device attached to her body, as she was stopped from entering a mosque in Fulatari ward in Buni Yadi, killing herself and injuring three others in the process.

The Adamawa State Police Command spokesman, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the attack to The Guardian yesterday in Yola, said two of the insurgents were killed by soldiers who repelled the attack.

“The Boko Haram members that carried out the attack abducted two children of age between 15 and 16 years.

“They also took away a Toyota Starlet car and shot an 80-year-old man during the attack,” he stated.

He said one rocket launcher missile was also recovered from the insurgents, while security operatives were on their trail.

An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said the incident occurred about dawn prayer time at Fulatari ward of Buni Yadi, a former stronghold of the insurgents, which was reclaimed by security forces in 2015 and currently has army formations, including a military training institution.

It was gathered that the injured persons had been taken to hospital and were in stable condition.

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