BREAKING: Boko Haram attacks Damaturu, NAF jets to the rescue
From Sa’adatu Maina, Damaturu
Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group has attacked Damaturu, the Yobe State capital at about 4.55 pm local time today.
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A resident of Damaturu, Malama Fatsuma Dada who spoke to Neptune Prime said residents of Government Secondary School, Damaturu and residents leaving along Gashua Road had to run into town as a result of the attack.
It is believed that the terrorists came to Damaturu through Sasawa and Damniya which are on a forest belt that connects to northern Borno where the boko Haram terrorists have turned into a base.
Malam Muhammadu Ahmed, another resident, disclosed to our reporter that two fighter jets from the Nigeria Airforce had to be scrambled to come to the defence of the town. BREAKING:
The situation has been controlled as at the time of filing this report.