The Adamawa Police Command on Saturday confirmed that some unidentified gunmen attacked Midlu Village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, killing 11 people.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the incident to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.
“So far, the information available to me is that 11 people lost their lives in the village, including two private security men at the deputy governor's house,’’ Ibrahim said.
Meanwhile, an eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday around 2 a.m.
“The attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, who they even called by name.
“They also went to the house of the Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngalari in the village where they shot some people and wounded some.
“They killed many people but I don't know exactly how many were killed or injured because I fled the village,’’ he said.