One suspected insurgent reportedly died on Thursday in a Boko Haram attack on Michika town in Adamawa.

This is as normalcy returned to the town following the night attack by insurgents.

It was reported that many residents fled their houses during the Thursday night attack to take refuge in the bush and surrounding hills.

The Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Adamawa State Chapter who is also the holder of the traditional title, Ubandoma of Michika, Mr Stephen Maduwa, said things are back to normal and people are returning home.

“We are still assessing the casualty situation and so far I am not aware of any civilian killed or injured but we saw the dead body of one insurgent.

“From all indications, the insurgents were here to steal food and there is a truck they abandoned with food items and two motorcycles,” Maduwa said.

“Some of us ran to villages like Bazza, Husara and Uba. I am just returning to Michika from Uba with my family,” said a man, who simply identified himself as Ali Carpenter.

Another resident, Mr Sini John, said about 20 of them took refuge on the hill. “It was a terrible experience with the harsh harmattan weather.

“Some people were bold and went back home when the shooting subsided and it was clear that the insurgents had withdrawn, many of us, however, decided to remain on the hill till this morning; it is better than going back to face another surprise,” John said.