As normalcy return to Michika town of Adamawa following night attack by insurgents, many residents that abandoned their houses during the incursion that was repelled by the military have started returning home.
many residents fled their houses during the Thursday night attack to take refuge in the bush and surrounding hills.
âSome of us ran to villages like Bazza, Husara and Uba. I am just returning to Michika from Uba with my family,â said a man who simply identified himself as Ali Carpenter, and many more.
Another resident, Mr Sini John, said that he saw about 20 of them took refuge on the hill.
âIt was a terrible experience with the harsh harmattan weather it was really terrible on everybody also on the michika resident
âSome people were bold and went back home when the shooting subsided and it was clear that the insurgents had withdrawn, many of us however decided to remain on the hill till this morning; it is better than going back to face another serious surprise,â John said.
On the return of normalcy, the Adamawa Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) who is also the traditional title holder of Ubandoma of Michika, Mr Stephen Maduwa, said things had normalised and people are returning home.
Maduwa said so far he has no information of any civilian casualty in the state.
âWe are still assessing the casualty situation and so far I am not aware of any or injured but we saw the death body of one insurgent and most injured
âFrom all indication the insurgents were here to steal food and there is a truck they abandoned with food items and two motorcycle,â Maduwa said.
Security agencies and Adamawa Government are yet to comment on the
development at the time (9 am) of filing in this report and we are still expecting more report.