- Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday, December 22, attacked another northern state
- This time, their target was Damaturu, the capital city of Yobe state
- The gunmen went about shooting into the air which made residents in the capital to flee for safety
- However, calm has returned to the place, as soldiers and Nigerian Air Force personnel quickly intervened and cut short the attack
Some parts of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, were on Sunday, December 22, attacked by insurgents.
The attacks were characterised by countless gunshots which forced residents to take to their heels for safety, Vanguard reports.
An eyewitness, who spoke with journalists on the development, revealed that the terrorists entered Damaturu from a neighbouring village called Babangida.
However, the eyewitness disclosed that the raids of the insurgents were cut short following the swift intervention of troops and aerial assistance by personnel of the Air Force.
Although some residents are yet to return to their places of abode, the situation has been brought under control.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an armed group, suspected to be members of Boko Haram, on Sunday, December 22, unleashed another attack on humanitarian workers in Borno state.
According to a source who confirmed the sad incident, three of the aid workers are dead while two are nowhere to be found.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the attacked humanitarian workers were members of an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Alima.
The source said: “I can confirm to you that the sad incident happened today along Monguno road but one cannot be certain about the actual figure yet.”
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the United Nation (UN) in Nigeria expressed deep pain and regret over the killing of four of its aid workers by terrorists in Borno state.
Edward Kallon, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, reacted to the execution of the aid workers which was carried out by some gunmen on Friday, December 13.
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