Many people were killed yesterday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram in Ghumbili community, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Mr Yusuf Muhammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the attack lasted from 11 p.m. on Wednesday to 3 a.m. on Thursday. He said  the jihadists burnt no fewer than 60 houses and looted foodstuff.

Muhammed said the exact number of dead and injured people had yet to be ascertained and that villagers who escaped the attack were currently taking refuge at Gulak, the headquarters of the council.

The spokesman of the Police Command in Adamawa, Mr Othman Abubakar, who also confirmed the attack, said no life was lost.

He said, however, that houses were destroyed in the attack–the latest in a string of deadly blows on mainly soft targets in Nigeria’s troubled northeast.