Pandemonium in Damaturu over Boko Haram scare

There was serious tension at damaturu on Thursday evening over fears of Boko Haram attack in the town, as suspected Boko Haram members reportedly attempted to attack Damaturu, Yobe State capital in the late hours of Thursday.

Many of the residents abandoned their evening activities and rushed to their homes as troops of Sector 2 of Operation Lafiya Dole were said to have engaged the terrorists from the northeastern part of the town at an undisclosed location.

Residents around 3-Bedroom and Zanna Zakariya Housing Estates, which are few minutes away from the force headquarters, said heavy bombardments by the Nigeria Air Force fighter jet and gun shots could heard from the area, along Gashua road.

Security source informed that the insurgents were disorganised by the two fighter jets deployed immediately to the spot.

The spokesman of the Army for Sector 2 Operation Layifa Dole, Captain Njoka Irabor said: “There was movement of suspicious criminals very far from Damaturu, but our troops have taken care of the situation and the area is now calm”.

Captain Irabor also disclosed that he does not have details of the situation but promised to get back to this reporters as soon as he does.

Some unconfirmed sources said the insurgents attacked a military check-point after the Police Headquarters along Gashua road.

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