Five people, including two insurgents, were killed in an attack in Pallam village, Adamawa, Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of the Madagali local government area, informed NAN on Tuesday.
Mohammed said the insurgents attacked the village around midnight in an operation that lasted over one hour, killing three people.
“They shot and killed a security man guarding the village clinic and slaughtered a man that tried to escape, while the third victim was a shop owner who was burnt to death in his shop when they set fire on 18 lock-up shops in the village,” he said.
He said soldiers and local hunters who chased the insurgents were able to shoot two dead.
Othman Abubakar, the spokesman of the police command in Adamawa, confirmed the incident but said he had no details yet.
Abubakar said information reaching him was that three people lost their lives with shops destroyed.
Also commenting, Bakura Madagali, the administrative officer of Hunters Association in Madagali local government area, said three villagers were killed and one was injured.
“Two Boko members were also killed,” Madagali said.