BREAKING: Military, Boko Haram in gun battle in Yobe
Damaturu, Yobe State capital is currently under Boko Haram attack.
The attack which came from the northeastern part of the town created fears to residents of Maisandari and Red Bricks Housing Estate of the metropolis.
The attack which began at about 5.30 pm is said to have lasted for about an hour.
A resident of Red Bricks, Ibrahim Usman who spoke with our correspondent said he was hidding in his house but emeshed with fears as he is over-hearing sporadic gunshots and heavy blasts from outside the estate.
Usman also informed that he heard the sound of a fighter Jet apparently pursuing the insurgents.
“I can hear heavy blasts like bombs and sporadic gunshots from my house. we are all hiding inside. I can also hear the sound of Airforce Jet. We need prayers to stop this nonsense,” Usman informed.
Another resident Modu from Maisandari also confirmed hearing sounds of gunshots from his house where he is hiding.
A security source who is not authorize to speak with the press informed that the entire town is on red alert due to the incident.
He informed that soldiers have been deployed to nip the attack in record time to avoid prevent the insurgents from infiltrating the town to cause havoc.
“Our guys got wind of the attack and have moved in swiftly to quell it in record time to avoid any escalation in the town. But what i can tell you is that the entire town is put under red alert,” he said.
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