- Suspected Boko Haram terrorists burn down the Ngurbuwa Comprehensive Health Centre in Yobe state
- Mohammed Mohammed, a resident of the community, said the attackers were shooting sporadically before setting the health facility on fire
- The health centre was reportedly renovated and equipped in early 2019 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide health services to the community
A health facility known as the Ngurbuwa Comprehensive Health Centre in Gujba local government council of Yobe state has been attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
Channels TV reports that the terrorists who came in came in Hilux vans burnt down the facility during the attack.
Mohammed Mohammed, a resident of the community, said the attackers were shooting sporadically before setting the health facility on fire.
The health centre was reportedly renovated and equipped in early 2019 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide health services to the community.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has dealt a heavy blow on Boko Haram terrorist in Dikwa local government area of Borno when troops of 153 task force battalion deployed at New Marte fought off an ambush set by the insurgents.
Col Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army operations media coordinator, in a statement on Tuesday, November 19, said the encounter took place on Monday, November 18, when troops embarked on a fighting patrol to Dikwa to hunt and destroy remnants of the insurgents.
The army spokesperson said the troops encountered the ambush staged against them by the insurgents along the patrol route at Ala Village, 7 km away from New Marte.
He said the insurgents reinforced the ambush with a crudely prepared Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by them against the troops.
Iliyasu stated the troops that in a rare display of boldness and resilience rather than getting discouraged by the sudden attack on them, turned around the initial setback and dealt a devastating blow on their criminal attackers.
In another news report, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) halleged that the prolific publication of fake or non-factual news items has become a major contributor to the failure of the Nigerian Miltary to ending insurgency in Nigeria.
The organisation in its new report said certain individuals and groups are in the business of peddling falsehood are jeopardizing the progress of the Nigerian military.
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