Police Faults Report Of 70 Boko Haram Members Killed In Adamawa
The Adamawa State police command has debunked media reports that vigilante groups in Madagali local government area have killed over 70 members of the dreaded Boko Haram members while handing over seven captured members to the police authorities.
The spokesman of the command, Abubakar Othman, told our correspondent in a phone interview that the killings did not occur in Adamawa State.
According to him, “When I heard people talking about the killing of many Boko Haram members in Adamawa, I was surprised because by virtue of my work, I ought to be among the people who should be the first to know about the happening,” he said.
Othman said he immediately sprung to action and commenced investigation where he gathered that the event did not actually happen in Adamawa State but in Borno State.
“Our investigation reveals that the incident did not happen in Adamawa but in Borno State. However, the root of the event started in Adamawa when a person suspected to be a member came to Madagali market to purchase large stock of food.
“The people having marked him as a suspect, began to trail his movement up to Borno State where he came from and haven established their base, they launched the attack on them,” Othman added.
When contacted on phone, the spokesman of the 23rd Armoured Brigade, Yola, Captain Nuhu Jafar, said he was busy attending to some official duties and promised to call back but did not do so as at the time of filing this report.
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