The Adamawa State Police Command has revealed that five civilians were killed after the terrorist group Boko Haram attack Michika town on Monday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, said the insurgents targeted a bank in the town and blew its vault apparently after their informant told them that a bullion van had deposited cash in the bank.
Abubakar said, “An informant must have informed the insurgents about the delivery of cash in a bullion van to one of the banks in Michika but which turned out to be the reverse. The bullion van came only to evacuate excess cash from the bank’s vault to Central Bank office in Yola. The insurgents targeted the bank and destroyed its vault and killed Five civilian in the process.
“Men of the Nigerian Army went to the scene of the attack and engaged the insurgents in a shootout which led to the death of 11 Boko Haran fighters.”
The District Head of Duhu and surrounding communities, Mohammed Sanusi, told journalist that residents took refuge in the bush after the insurgents came into the communities.
Residents of the town who witnessed the attack said that the sect stormed the town in 10 vans. A visit round the town of Michika showed that many residents had fled to the state capital in Yola.