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Boko Haram Attacks Dapchi Town, Burns Houses

Channels Television  
Updated March 5, 2020
Yobe is situated in North-East Nigeria
Yobe is situated in North-East Nigeria.

 

 

Some suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Dapchi town, the headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The insurgents carried out the attack on Wednesday evening in Dapchi, about 100 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Local sources told Channels Television that the attackers came to the town where Leah Sharibu and about 100 students of Government Girls Science Technical College were abducted in February 2018, through neighbouring Jumbam village.

The insurgents were said to have invaded the town and set some residential houses and government structures on fire.

When contacted, the acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Sector 2 of Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, said the details of the incident were unclear.

He, however, promised to give an update as well as the causality figure if there was any.

The attack comes two weeks after some insurgents stormed the town and set ablaze the telecommunication network facility in Dapchi.












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