Boko Haram Attack Army Troops
A military base located in Kukareta village under Damaturu local government area of Yobe state, was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram terrorists, Monday evening.
Heavy gunfire was reported at the location while residents of the area are said to be fleeing into bushes for fear of been killed in the attack.
As at the time of filing this report, military authorities are yet to release any official statement on the attack but the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Sunmonu Adeyemi Abdulmaliki confirmed the attacked, adding that details were still unclear.
Also, a resident of the village, identified as Isah Bakari Yerima told DAILY POST in a phone conversation that, “the insurgents came in and went straight to a military formation located in the village.
“There was a gun duel at the formation. We also saw a tick smoke from our hiding place.
“As I gathered, the insurgents also went to the village’s clinic and later on set the facility ablaze.
“The attack on the town has forced many locals into nearby bushes for safety. As I am talking to you, we are still in the nearby bushes, no one has dared to return to his house yet.”
The attack is coming few hours after Naija News reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killings in Zamfara state and called on security agents to fish out the perpetrators.
Amnesty International has already put the figure of those killed so far in the Zamfara banditry attacks at 50 within the space of two weeks since the attacks were launched.
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