Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have launched an attack on Babban Gida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area in Yobe State.
A resident of Babban Gida, Alhaji Gidado told Neptune Prime via a telephone interview that the suspected insurgents first attacked a military formation, shooting sporadically, before proceeding to break some food stores.
The Commissioner of Police in Yobe State, Abubakar Sahabu, has also confirmed that his Divisional Police Officer in Babban Gida informed him of the attack.
“My Divisional Police Officer (DPO) just called to inform me that suspected Boko Haram insurgents wearing army camouflage had Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government area in 9 Toyota Hilux and started shooting sporadically. I have informed the relevant military agencies who are at the frontline”, he said.
The police commissioner, however, added that the situation is now calm, and the sound of gunshots has ceased. Sporadic gunshots are still ongoing at press time.