Many were are dead as Book Haram attacked on Thursday Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State .
The attack comes a few days after a similar incident in neighbouring Mildu village in the local government , where seven people were killed by the insurgents .
Confirming the attack to the News Agency Of Nigeria, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council , Mr . Yusuf Muhammed said that the attack lasted from 11pm on Wednesday to 3 am on Thursday .
He reported that the jihadists burnt no fewer than 60 houses and looted foodstuffs.
“ They looted foodstuffs, killed livestock and burnt the village completely ,” he stated.
The chairman said that the exact number of those who lost their lives and those who were injured had yet to be determined and that villagers who escaped the attack were currently taking refuge at Gulak , the headquarters of the council .
However, the spokesman for the Police Command in Adamawa State , Mr . Othman Abubakar , who also confirmed the attack , reported that no life was lost .
He said that houses were burnt in the attack – the latest in a string of deadly blows on mainly soft targets in Nigeria ’s troubled North – East.
The Executive Chairman of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency , Mr . Haruna Furo , however, said that only one person died and that many houses were destroyed .
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