Security: Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari boasted in the UAE at the AIM meeting, that his regime has been able to rescue Nigeria from Boko Haram attacks, comes this attack unleashed on the people of Damaturu the capital of Yobe State, yesterday.

The attack forced the town into an early lockdown as vehicles were not allowed to come into it or out of the town.

From information gathered, many of the residents were forced to stay indoor as the military engaged the insurgents, who were said to have tried to gain entry into the town through Maisandari, on the outskirts.

It was gathered that, the attackers came through the eastern part of the town and started shooting sporadically.

One of the residents, Sani Ahmed said the shooting was first heard at about 5 p.m.

He said some suspected Boko Haram members attempted to invade the Red Bricks Housing Estate along Maiduguri road, in Damaturu.

He said there were heavy sounds of gunfire and explosions, adding also that a fighter jet was seen hovering on Damaturu around 5.30 p.m.

As at the time of filing the report, military authority was yet to issue a statement.

A high ranking officer of the Police in the state who preferred anonymity, however confirmed the attack.

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