World Bulletin/News Desk
Up to 23 people were reportedly killed in attacks across Nigeria's northeast Adamawa state on Sunday, according to local residents.
"Across Hong Local Government, especially in Zar and Mubeng villages, up to 23 people were killed by gunmen we suspect to be Boko Haram," Tara Anaba, a resident of Zar, told Anadolu Agency by phone.
He said the head of the village and a few others "remain missing since the early Sunday morning attack on Zar."
"We don't know if they were killed or were simply abducted," he added
Sodangi Kobe, another local, confirmed the attack in Mubeng which he said came almost simultaneously as they were attacking Zar.
"Some of the victims were hacked to death and some gunned down," he told AA, adding that the victims are mostly women and children.
"They burnt our houses too," Kobe said.
He said there was no counteroffensive from the security forces.
"They had a free day. But for their own fear of civilian vigilante people, the carnage would have been more," said Kobe.
Security agencies are yet to comment on these attacks in Adamawa, one of the three northeastern states under emergency rule to fight the five-year Boko Haram insurgency.Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Temmuz 2014, 10:37