Boko Haram attacks Yobe community, targets Damaturu, destroys phone masts
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 of the town. A resident of the area said the insurgents burnt mobile phone masts 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. PREMIUM TIMES made repeated efforts to speak to residents who were in the town when the attack occurred. Their phone lines did not connect suggesting the claim of the destruction of masts was true. The Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Damaturu, Chinonso Oteh, confirmed the attack. He said the intention of the insurgents was to infiltrate Damaturu, the state capital. According to Mr Oteh, an army lieutenant, “the attempt by the insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu actually failed because of our superior fire and Airforce support that was provided by the Nigerian Air Force. “Actually, Babangida is the area that those bad boys always gather before they start coming to Damaturu,” he said. READ ALSO: In new video, Boko Haram leader Shekau threatens minister, journalists “Everything is under control. There is no cause for alarm,” he added. Babangida is about 50km from Damaturu, Yobe State capital. The town has been attacked three times in the past several months. In one of the attacks, the palace of the Emir of Jajare was attacked with the emir narrowly escaping the attack. Yobe, alongside Borno and Adamawa, has suffered most from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria. Over 30,000 people have been killed since the insurgency began in 2009. Millions of others have been displaced. Read more: Premium Times
Bad news everyday this country is not a good place to raise a child, the environment is too hostile This people are also intelligent Ds things they destroy took years to build..and it will take years to rebuild..am not sure any insurgence can last ds long if it were to b frm d Southern region under buhari..kid glove and love for ds terrorist beclouds
Na them Sabi.. they should continue Attacks & killings now an everyday thing. All is not well with Nigeria! We have no government to say the least. Na you Sabi, we love our President! When will this dying horse ever stop kicking? MBuhari GarShehu FemAdesina Please give us another condemnation speech Sirs
And that’s the state of our senate president... They just act as if all is well with their people. So so sad that the north east has some of the top positions in this government yet all this is happening. Something is not adding up Where is BH camped around Yobe? Someone around must know! So Buhari is right, the people are shielding BH. If we had regular air force patrol day &night then dey would spot their convoys. We can also hire services of a satellite coy to comb Bornu& Yobe. We never ready.
WOW. Seems these Attacks are systemic and becoming more frequent
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A house divide against itself will topple itself without any external push IshaqYL 😳 wait wen this things happen on the international scene the org releases a statement we are the one ooooh we are not d one oooooh and this is why ooo .....but aw this and this news outlets seem to be certain on the names is suspicious...
You these media are part of the problems. You are giving too much publicity for terrorists... Technically defeated. Oshey Bubu the intro tech teacher Interesting.. 😂😂😂😂 Feb 16 verse 20 ''Nigerians weap`'' Gaining more ground after the release of the so called repentant ones.
Destructive minds complementing Boko Haram – Daily TrustW hen the Boko Haram crisis started, two sets of destructive mindsets emerged. First are the conspiracy theorists among the Muslims, who were busy ramming home their ill conceived notion that the group was created and funded by Christians to destroy Muslims and their economy. They also carelessly cite the magnitude of the attacks and …
Nigerian military sacks Borno villages as Boko Haram attacks spike“These brazen acts of razing entire villages, deliberately destroying civilian homes and forcibly displacing their inhabitants with no imperative military grounds, should be investigated as possible war crimes.” AmnestyNigeria There is no war crime whatsoever. War is not a Tea Party, especially guerilla warfare. Most NGOs including AI are complicit in this BH war. May God bless the Nigerian Army. Victory will surely come.
In new video, Boko Haram leader Shekau threatens minister, journalistsThe leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video in which he threatened the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami. Very old video Allah will protect him insha Allah. Nothing will happen to him. Allah will not allow them to continue killing His loved servants. Soon they will perish. Shebi them say them Don fall this guy
Beneficiaries Of Boko Haram Insurgency Paying People To Protest Against Service Chiefs – PresidencyBeneficiaries Of Boko Haram Insurgency Paying People To Protest Against Service Chiefs – Presidency Things you hear from a very useless government rude comment Lazy comment
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