Tuesday 7 June 2016

Boko Haram attack Yobe town

Yobe State
Members of the terrorists group the Boko Haram have launched an attacked on Kanamma town of Yobe State, north east Nigeria.

The attack is coming one day into the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Residents said the insurgents stormed the town yesterday by 9:00PM, shooting sporadically, before attacking the Divisional Police Station of the area and some shops in the town.

According to them, the insurgents were on rampage in “search of food” and consumed beverages among other eatables in the shops.

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chika Maidam, who confirmed the attack to Channels Television said the insurgents, who came in their numbers, attacked the Divisional Police Station of the area.

He revealed that three of his men were injured during the raid but have been treated at the Geidam General Hospital and discharged.

The CP said no life was loss during the attack.

Kanamma town is the birth place of the militant group the Boko Haram and is the headquarters of Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State located at the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger at the shore of the Lake Chad Basin.

Kanamma has previously faced several attacks in the hands the terrorists group the Boko Haram.

In 2015, the Divisional Police Officer of the area was killed in one of the series of raid carried out on the troubled border town located some 34 kilometres away from Geidam Town also in Yobe state.

Credit: Channels

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