Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Yobe town in ‘ten gun trucks’
Boko Haram insurgents have continued to make incursion into communities in the Northeast region of the country forcing many residents to flee their habitations and take refuge in the surrounding bushes.
Just yesterday the insurgents laid siege on Kanamma, the headquarters of Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State,
It was gathered that the group attacked the town in ten gun trucks at about 6.30pm making the residents flee into bushes and neighbouring villages for safety.
The number of casualties and the level of destruction from the attack were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
Confirming the attack to journalists last night, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said the insurgents attacked Kanamma but the details were not available.
He said, “Yes, there was a Boko Haram Insurgents attack on Kanamma. Unfortunately, we have lost contact with our people there due to the absence of mobile network in the area. We will update you when we reach out to them.”
A community leader in the area who spoke anonymously to journalists lamented that the people of the town have had to run into the bush for safety.
This is happening days after the insurgents attacked Geidam, the hometown of the new Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, in the state.
Members of the terror group were said to have distributed pamphlets, containing their extremist ideologies, in their efforts at proselytising residents of the community.
Meanwhile, all military and security outfits in both Borno and Yobe states have been placed on red alert as Boko Haram/ISWAP group have been seen to have gathered in large number across the two states.