- Some Boko Haram insurgents attacked Babban Gida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council in Yobe on Wednesday, November 27
- A resident in the area said that the terrorists engaged soldiers in Babban Gida and went ahead to attack a food store
- The incident was confirmed by the police commissioner in the state, Abubakar Sahabu, who also said that the situation has been brought under control
Babban Gida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council in Yobe, came under attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, November 27.
According to Alhaji Gidado, a resident of the area, the terrorists attacked a food store after engaging some soldiers in a gun battle.
The development was confirmed by the police commissioner in the state, Abubakar Sahabu, Channels TV reports.
Sahabu said: “My Divisional Police Officer (DPO) just called to inform me that suspected Boko Haram insurgents putting army camouflage in 9 Toyota Hilux stormed Babbangida...and started shooting sporadically. I have informed the relevant military agencies who are on the frontline.”
However, he stated that peace and calm have returned to the place after the intervention of security agents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the effort to end insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria, the Nigerian Military on Thursday, November 7, said over 86 children used as child soldiers by the Boko Haram insurgents had been handed over to the Borno state government.
The defence headquarters in a statement by its spokesperson, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said the children were handed over to Borno state government by the Operation Safe Corridor.
Onyema said these children voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and that they are currently with the Borno state Rehabilitation Centre located in Bulumkutu.
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