- Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have launched a fresh attack on Katarko, a village in the southern part of Yobe
- The attack was less than 48 hours after some insurgents ambushed a military base in Kuka reta, not far from Damaturu
- Insurgents have attacked Kartako several times in the past
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched fresh attacks on Katarko, a town located 20 kilometres to the southern part of Yobe state capital, Damaturu, less than 48 hours after some insurgents ambushed a military base in Kuka-reta, 20 kilometres east of Damaturu.
Thirteen soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack on the military base in Kuka-reta, while the base was totally destroyed.
Daily Trust reports that a resident, Malam Muhammad Dallatu, who escaped the attack, said the assailants drove to the town in 10 Hilux vans at about 5:45pm on Wednesday, December 26.
Dallatu said: “We were told by villagers in Lineri vilage that the militants were moving towards our area, but before we could even told families they had arrived. We all scampered for safety leaving them at their mercy. The smoke is coming from the direction of the primary school."
Kartako had been attacked several times in the past by insurgents with several residents and military men losing their lives during the attacks.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has charged Nigerian Air Force (NAF) front-line troops to remain focused while maintaining the highest level of vigilance and combat readiness to guarantee the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.
The CAS gave the charge on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, while hosting troops of the Air Task Force (ATF) Operation Lafiya Dole to a Christmas Day Luncheon in Maiduguri.
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