Boko Haram attacks Yobe community, targets Damaturu, destroys phone…

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Sunday evening attacked Babangida community, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.

An army spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES that the insurgents’ plan was to attack Damaturu, the state capital. But the plan was foiled by security operatives who repelled the attack.

The details of the casualty from the attack could not be obtained at the time of this report.

A top security official in Damaturu, the state capital, told PREMIUM TIMES that many residents of Babangida ran out of the town into the bush for safety while others hid in their houses when the attack occurred.

The security source, who was briefed on the attack, said the insurgents entered the town with five gun trucks while two others were parked on the outskirts…

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