While many celebrate the 55th year of Nigeria’s independence, residents  of Kirchinga, in Adamawa state, are spending the day in mourning, due to a Boko Haram attack that occurred today.

At least 5 people died in the attacks, as the terrorists slit their throats Premium Times reports.

The village where the attack occurred is said to be the hometown of former acting governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

According to an eyewitness report:

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The insurgents struck the village at about 12:30am on Thursday and started firing sporadic gunshots while razing down buildings, causing residents to flee into nearby bushes.

The insurgents slaughtered five trapped people, including three women and two men.

The insurgents had a field day for many hours as they operated unchallenged due to complete absence of security personnel in the area.

We want the government to deploy more security personnel for us because as Nigerians the government owes us a duty to protect us

The fact that our area share borders with Sambisa forest and Cameroon republic should have been enough reason why government must deploy security personnel to protect us. If the government does not take proactive measures to stem the ugly insurrection of insurgents into our domain, they will kill all of us.

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