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…Three villages attacked, 50 houses destroyed

From David Molomo, YolaBOKO Haram, has attacked N’gourtoi, a Nigerien village, sharing borders with Yobe State, killing a village head and 14 people.Hassan Ardo, an official with the Diffa State Governor’s Office, told newsmen that the attackers burnt down 22 houses and wounded many other residents.

The region is said to have suffered deadly attacks from Boko Haram.Niger is a part of a military coalition with Chad, Benin Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria, called the Multinational Join Task Force (MNJTF) to combat BokoHaram, which has waged war against Nigeria since 2009.

In a related development, a gang of gunmen suspected to be fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, have attacked three villages, ravaging over 50 houses in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.Sources in Michika- Madagali axis of the state disclosed that the fleeing insurgents were around the bushes and mountainous areas of Madagali area which is situated few metres away from Borno State boarder,where the suspected insurgents launched an attack on Sabon Gari, Kafin Hausa and Dutse biyu villages. The sources further disclosed that, as soon as the villagers sighted the insurgents, they took to their heels in different directions.

The development gave the insurgents the liberty to raze down many houses in the villages.When    contacted    on phone, Acting Brigade Commander of the 23rd Armored Brigade of the Nigerian Army Yola, Colonel ABA Popoola confirmed the attack, but maintained no one was killed.