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    Boko Haram Storms Adamawa

    Boko Haram on Saturday night attacked a village in Adamawa State, killing 12 people.
    Maina Ularamu, a for­mer chairman of Mad­agali Local Government Area, said the insurgents attacked Dar village in the council at about 8.30 p.m.
    He added that “two fe­male suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villag­ers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing 12.”

    Spokesperson of the Ad­amawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, con­firmed the attack, but did not provide details.
    Meanwhile, vigilant troops yesterday intercept­ed a suspected Boko Ha­ram bomber and repelled a planned suicide attack on the Maimalari Canton­ment Barracks, headquar­ters of the 7 Division Ni­gerian Army Maiduguri, a military source said.

    A female suicide bomb­er with explosive devices wrapped on her body had attempted to force her way into the heavily guarded army barracks located at the outskirts of the city centre in the early hours of yesterday but was intercepted by soldiers, the source dis­closed.

    “The lady just entered the gate without going through any check. She even refused to answer when our troops at the gate question her mis­sion. It was then they sus­pected she might be out for evil plan. Some of our men quickly moved away to prevent the bomber from running into them and fired a shot at her leg to decapitate her but sur­prisingly, she exploded,” a resident who drove near the barracks’ gate when the incident occurred said.

    The incident, accord­ing to some residents of the barracks, occurred at about 6.35am yesterday, forcing security opera­tives and residents to step up surveillance in most parts of the city.
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