Residents said the militants sneaked into Milidu and Kaya villages, shot an elderly woman and abducted three people.
A local who identified himself as Baba John, said many residents fled to the bush but returned the following morning.
“Boko Haram insurgents launched surprise attack on us this Thursday night at Kaya, which is very closed to military base. They looted food stuff, carted (them) away with one vehicle and abducted three people,’’ he said.
The Council Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf, who also confirmed the attacks, lamented the surge in attacks on the people of Madagali.