30 persons, including a bridegroom, family members and friends were killed yesterday in an attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect in Michika local government area of Adamawa State.
Eyewitnesses said the victims were returning from a wedding Fatiha in Michika town when they ran into an ambush laid by the insurgents along Bama-Banki-Firgi highway.
One of the eye witnesses, a motorist in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, said “I travelled on Adamawa-Michika–Bama-Maiduguri road. When we reached a place in the Firgi area, we saw many bodies many of which were riddled with bullets while some were covered in blood having been slaughtered beside the road. My passengers advised we should return to Michika, but I told them God was in control”.
A source in one of the federal owned hospitals in Maiduguri told Vanguard; “We have received the bodies of over 30 people suspected to have been killed while coming from a wedding Fatiha as most of them wore same wedding uniforms (Anko in Hausa) on Saturday evening, but we are are yet to ascertain who are those behind such a deadly attack”.