10 killed as Boko Haram abducts Adamawa council chair


The Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Adamawa State, Mr. Bijida Yakubu, has been abducted by Boko Haram elements.
During the abduction, three of his bodyguards were killed while the insurgent group lost seven members.
A source told Freedom Online: “When the insurgents stormed Gayafa village, they took Yakubu and his bodyguards by surprise. Three of the bodyguards were immediately shot dead but other bodyguards started shooting the insurgents and seven of them were killed. The remaining insurgents, eventually, succeeded in abducting the council chief. There was blood all over the scene. It was gory,” he said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Othman Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the abduction.
Abubakar revealed that the vice chairman’s shoes had been recovered.
“You know, insurgents attacked the village last week. The vice chairman who hailed from the village was on an assessment visit with some hunters when the insurgents attacked and over-powered them.
” About seven insurgents were killed in the encounter before they over-powered the hunters and took away the vice chairman,” he said.
Hussaini claimed that the abducted vice chairman was later allowed by his captors to call his wife with his cell phone before the device was switched off.
The Chairman of Adamawa branch of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Sahabo Gurin, also confirmed the incident.


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