Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Sasawa Town In Yobe State

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Sasawa Town In Yobe StateSuspected members of the Boko Haram terror group have launched attack at a military base in Sasawa town of Yobe state in northeast Nigeria.

Sasawa is an agrarian community in Damaturu Local Government Area and is located 27 kilometers north of Damaturu the Yobe state capital.

Witnesses told Channels Television that the terrorists came to the town in five pickup vans around 6:00PM on Sunday and launched an attack on the military base before carrying out a coordinated attack on the town.

The source informed that after over powering the security operatives in the town, the insurgents went on burning houses and destroying facilities in the town.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sumonu Abdulmaliki, who confirmed the incident, could not give further details as he said “the town has no any means of communication at the moment and I don’t have any details of the current situation.

“All I can confirm to you is that Sasawa came under attack yesterday by the insurgents but there is no further details for now”.

This incident came barely four weeks after the insurgents attacked a military formation in Buniyadi the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area of the state.

A Sasawa resident who pleaded anonymity informed Channels Television that security forces have since mobilized and were after the insurgents who are well known to be operating in the suburb of Sasawa community.

“We have been seeing these people in our bushes as we go out to farm and we have been informing security forces located in our community but to our greatest dismay, they could not go after them.

“Since securities (agents) are aware of their whereabouts, it is expected that the insurgents should be confronted in their hideouts rather than allowing them to attack our community any time they so wish,” the source said.

The source claimed that a security personnel and a civilian JTF were killed during the attack which lasted for over four hours.

Sunday’s attack has brought a renewed fear into the minds of Damaturu residents as well as other nearby communities like Babbangida, Mafa, Damakasu, Ngamdu, Benisheikh, Biriri among others.

Boko Haram Sect Attacks Ngambu Town Of Borno

Boko_Haram_Gombe_AttackThe Boko Haram militants attacked the town of Ngamdu in Borno State early on Tuesday, killing about a dozen people.

Ngamdu town which has been hit several times by the Boko Haram sect, lies on the border of Borno and Yobe States north-east Nigeria.

The town is about 100 km (60 miles) east of Borno State capital, Maiduguri and about 40 km west from Yobe State capital Damaturu, and lies near a road that is a major transport artery between the two States.

The casualties and wounded were mainly bus and truck drivers. Around six drivers died, a security source said.

A commercial driver, Mamman Abdullahi, said the insurgents came to Ngamdu at about 9:30 A.M. but were pursued by soldiers.

“They came back later on horse, shooting at people. Many were killed and some of our drivers were injured,” he said.

“Three drivers and some passengers were hit by bullets and being treated in a Maiduguri hospital.”

According to Reuters, five people were being treated for serious injuries after the attack at Maiduguri’s Umaru Shehu Hospital but more were being treated for wounds in other locations.

Vehicles on the road to Yobe were told to turn back due to the raid.

This is the second time in a week that the group have hit towns along the road.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a checkpoint at Beneshiek on Saturday.

The country had recaptured several key towns in the last few weeks and Boko Haram has been largely pushed out of Adamawa and Yobe states with help from Chad and Niger.

On Monday, Chadian and Nigerian troops freed the towns of Malam Fatouri and Damasak from militant control.