Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly launched an attack in Damaturu, the capital city of Yobe state.
According to Daily Trust, the attackers entered through the eastern part of the town and started shooting sporadically.
This was reportedly confirmed by residents of Maisandari area on Tuesday, April 9.
Heavily-armed soldiers in four armoured carrier were reportedly seen advancing towards the direction of the attack.
Meanwhile, some soldiers said to be fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast may face disciplinary action following complaints over deduction from their allowances.
Daily Trust reports that these soldiers who are serving in parts of Adamawa North and Borno South alleged that N9,000 was removed from their January allowances. They also alleged that after lodging complaints, the Army Headquarters sent a team on fact-finding mission. The team interviewed over 12 soldiers from the 143 Battalion in Madagali.
The money meant for the interviewed soldiers was said to have been refunded but later retrieved, again upsetting the soldiers, some of whom have spent over five years in the battle front and were not allowed to visit their families.
Legit.ng also gathered that the soldiers complained of poor quality of food for which they paid N15,000 monthly from their allowances.
Speaking on the issue, the Army public relations officer, at 28 Task Force Brigade, Lieutenant Abidoye Olusegun, said the soldiers were given their dues.
“All these allegations are not true, all soldiers are paid their allowances and nobody is being short-changed,” Olusegun said.
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