Yobe Bomb Attack Update:Security Agencies at Alert

Channels Television  
Updated December 26, 2011
Yobe Bomb Blast

Our correspondent Enenche Akogwu, who is in Damaturu for an “on the spot” assessment of the situation, reports that officers and men of the Nigerian Army and the Police mounted road blocks on virtually all major roads in the violence-torn town.

Armoured personnel carriers are on patrol, with fierce-looking soldiers, armed to their teeth, mounting stop-and-search operations, in a deliberate attempt to restore peace to the troubled city.

Dusk to dawn curfew imposed by the state government, is still in place, with other stringent security measures being undertaken to keep suicide bombers and gunmen at bay.

At the moment, Damaturu is a ghost of itself as many residents are reported to have fled for fear of attacks.

Those still staying behind chose to remain indoors in order not to be caught up in possible exchange of gun fire between security forces and boko haram members.

Residents who spoke off camera, complained of shortage of essential materials like food, water and medicines, as almost all businesses are under lock and key.

For now, the city is calm, but the air of apprehension still remains.