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Boko Haram Hunters ambush terrorists, kill commander in Adamawa

The terrorists were planning to attack three villages in Madagali before they were defeated.

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(The News Nigeria)

Local hunters in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state foiled a Boko Haram attack on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, when they ambushed terrorists on their way to terrorise villages in the area.

The failed attack was disclosed by spokesperson of the hunters, Ali Hammajabu, who said the terrorists were believed to be heading to Bitu, Bakin Dutse and Gadamayo villages in the area.

He said, "Yesterday at about 11pm, our hunters successfully averted an attempted massive raid on villages of Bitu, Gadamayo and Bakin Dutsi.

"The terrorists who were on their way to attack selected communities were ambushed on receiving intelligence report of the terrorists' intention; so, we engaged them and in the process, a Boko Haram commander who was in a military half-dress with plain hair was killed.

"The killed Boko Haram leader was wearing a vest that belonged to one of our famous commander Bukar Jimeta who was killed by the insurgents recently.

"We saw the corpse this morning though there is signs of bloods indicating that some corps were dragged.

"We found two AK47 rifles, and police teargas canister which we handed over to soldiers in Madagali."

While confirming the incident, the local government chairman, Yusuf Muhammad, said, "This attack came less than two days after an attack on three villages in the same area. They were on rampage to steal food and medical supplies. Even on Monday night, they raided Nyibango and other village."

Boko Haram terrorists had attacked Nyibango and Muduvu communities in the late hours of Monday, August 14, burning down buildings, including worship centers, as well as animals.

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The Madagali area has witnessed a series of attacks from Boko Haram in the past.

Earlier this month, an attack on Mildu village resulted in the death of seven people with 10 others injured.

Another attack by four suicide bombers in January claimed the lives of five people.

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