Violence erupts in Damaturu and Kano again Reviewed by Momizat on . Renewed violence erupted Tuesday evening in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital as suspected members of Boko Haram clashed with the combined team of army and the p Renewed violence erupted Tuesday evening in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital as suspected members of Boko Haram clashed with the combined team of army and the p Rating:
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Violence erupts in Damaturu and Kano again

Renewed violence erupted Tuesday evening in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital as suspected members of Boko Haram clashed with the combined team of army and the police.

Fierce gun battle between security agents and suspected militants was also reported by residents of Goron Dutse and Dala in Kano state.

Witnesses claim gunmen launched attacks against the police station in Goron Dutse with explosives and guns.

According to a Joint Task Force (JTF) source, who does not want to be named, the renewed hostility in Damaturu started around 6pm, Tuesday evening.

The JTF official told Channels Television that explosions and gun shots were targeted at the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu and the personal residence of the state governor.

The source also confirmed that three attackers were killed in the process as three arms were recovered. According to the source, a structure at the polytechnic was razed but the attack was repealed by operatives of the Joint Task Force that rushed to the scene.

The police are yet to confirm the attack.

A 24 hour curfew was placed on the city after the violence that erupted last Sunday but was later relaxed after a reasonable sense of normalcy returned to the north eastern city.

 

 

 

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  • Jonathan_adama27

    Good morning Nigerians. this comments is based  on the current challenges rocking our country. may i state that we must be careful not to proffer a solution that will fix the present situation and later result in a bigger nightmare. may i state that the issue of state police should be dropped and not giving any further consideration. our governors will turn this into something else. we cannot afford to have gorilla wars during elections. we are running a multiparty system where politicians are not ready to leave office  even when their time is up. if our governors are complaining of funds in the face of current security challenges, there will not be funds to prosecute state police. some governors cannot even pay the national minimum wage ,how will they be able to pay the higher wages of the police.
     
    As an alternative i want to draw our attentions to the trained security personnel we are wasting either in legitimate or forced retirement. these people are found in almost all the villages around the country and they are not doing anything. their commitment to volunteering information to the security agencies may be connected to their state of welfare which our government is not committed to ensuring. we can create an agency to form a brigade of all retired security personnel be it army, navy, police, air force etc who will work from their communities as secret security agents. the should have unfettered access to any security agency were they can lodge their findings or suspicion. i believe that by the trainings they have obtained and the experiences garnered over the years, they could make more accurate guesses at suspicious elements in any neighborhood. they are fearless as i discover that most of the citizens may be affraid to report anything for fear of being discovered. please  help post this to the appropriate security agencies for consideration. God bless Nigeria.

    Jonathan from Minna

    • Noble Igbokwe

      Great suggestions Jonathan…you are thinking rightly.

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