Friday, 30 October 2015
Boko Haram Launches Fresh Deadly Attack In Yobe, NE Nigeria, Scores Feared Dead
A fresh attack by the Islamic sect- Boko Haram, at Bara town of Gulani local government area of Yobe state has reportedly left many residents dead.
In the recent attack at Yobe state, the Islamist sect- Boko Haram burnt several houses down, and many residents are feared dead.
Daily post reports that a top police officer who confirmed the attack said the Yobe state commissioner of police, Zannah Ibrahim had since rushed to the scene of the attack to assess the extent of havoc wrecked on the town.
However, the official did not give any casualty figure.
The town which currently lacks basic amenities and telecom services due to militants incessant vandalism was again raided on Wednesday, October 28.
Residents said the militants burnt down houses, shops, foodstuffs, among other valuables, using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Mallam Sule Yaji, a resident who spoke to newsmen in Damaturu, said: “They stormed the town chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as locals took to their heels into the bushes for safety.”
Yaji disclosed that the insurgents who arrived the town in large numbers burnt several houses during the coordinated attack.
According to him, some of the residents caught up in the houses set ablaze were receiving treatment at Bajoga Hospital in neighbouring Gombe state.
Source: Daily Post Newspaper