Panic in Yobe as Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Another Community, Residents Flee to Bush

Panic in Yobe as Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Another Community, Residents Flee to Bush

- Boko Haram insurgents have continued to invade more communities in the northeastern region

- The terrorists reportedly attacked Kanamma community in Yobe state on Thursday night, April 29

- The police command in Yobe state has confirmed the incident but noted that it was yet to get details from the operatives in the affected community due to the absence of a telecom network

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday night, April 29, reportedly attacked Kanamma, the headquarter of Yunusari local government council of Yobe state.

Channels TV noted that the latest attack came barely one week after the insurgents invaded Geidam and displaced over 6,000 residents.

Boko Haram: Panic in Yobe as Insurgents Attack Another Community, Residents Flee to Bush
Soldiers sit in trucks as the patrol in Goniri, Yobe state, in Nigeria's restive northeast on July 3, 2019. Photo credit: AUDU MARTE/AFP
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A local source revealed that on hearing gunshots around the military base, the residents fled to the bush for safety.

Legit.ng gathers that the incident has been confirmed by the spokesman of the police command in Yobe state, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim.

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Abdulkarim said the attack happened on the outskirts of the community. He, however, said the command had lost contact with the police operatives in the area due to the absence of a mobile telecommunications network.

He said:

“As a matter of fact, Boko Haram insurgents attacked an outskirt of Kanamma Thursday night, unfortunately, we have lost contact with our people there due to the absence of a mobile network in the area, we will update you when we reach out to them."

Sahara Reporters also stated that a military source has confirmed the incident.

Kanamma shares a border with the Niger Republic and is 34 kilometres away from Geidam.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Boko Haram insurgents hoisted their flag in some parts of the Geidam community, in Yobe state.

Some of the residents confirmed the development, adding that the insurgents are moving from house to house preaching to them to accept their ideology.

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Despite the presence of the army battalion in the community, the insurgents have not stopped from propagating their missions.

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Meanwhile, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state is seeking special military intervention to safeguard Geidam as residents are fleeing the town following persistent attacks from Boko Haram insurgents.

Buni assured that he would work closely to support the security agencies to find a new approach to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens.

The governor added that efforts are being intensified to curb the incessant attacks.

Source: Legit

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