Boko Haram Attacks Damaturu on Sunday
Boko Haram has reportedly attacked Babangida community, the headquarters of Tanmuwal Local Government Area of Yobe State on Sunday.
The PremiumTimes reports that an Army spokesperson confirmed the incident that the insurgents planned to attack Damaturu, the state capital.
However, the security operatives reportedly repelled the attack.
The casualty of the attack was not known at the time of filing this report, however, the military source said many residents of Babangida had to run into the bush for safety.
Other members hid in thier homes when the terrorist group struck.
The gunmen invaded the town with about five gun trucks while others strategically parked on the outskirt of the town.
Premium Time also reports that the group burnt down a mobile phone mask in the town.
“Someone told me that he saw the boys burning down the masts of MTN and Airtel in the town,” the source, who was not in the town when the attack occurred, said.
Chinonso Oteh, the acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operations Lafiya Dole, Damaturu confirmed the incident.
He said the insurgents made a bold move to infilterate Damaturu, the state capital.
According to the Lieutenant, “the attempt by the insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu failed because of our superior fire and Airforce support that was provided by the Nigerian Air Force.
“Babangida is the area that those bad boys always gather before they start coming to Damaturu,” he said.