Youths and vigilance group members in Michika and Madagali local government areas of Adamawa State on Tuesday night fought against fleeing Boko Haram insurgents, killing at least 80.
The terrorists had been wreaking havoc on some boundary communities in Adamawa and Borno states, and were reportedly fleeing into the bush after running out of arms and ammunition because they were attacked.
It was gathered that normalcy had returned to the the LGAs with troops stationed in strategic places.
A resident of Michika, Vandi Joseph, who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday in Yola, said that the insurgents were overpowered by youths and vigilantes who shot them to death.
He said, “As I am speaking to you, our youths and vigilance group members ambushed and killed over 80 insurgents who escaped from soldiers and hid themselves in the bush. Our youths and vigilantes saw them and killed them.”
Punch reported that the attacks on the people of Michika might be linked to the fact that some people in the town harboured the terrorists in their homes.
Quoting an indigene of the town, named Daniel who said, “Some people who have sympathy for the sect are frustrating military’s efforts at flushing out the insurgents.”