A Boko Haram assault on Damaturu, Yobe State’s capital was effectively repulsed by the Nigerian military.
There were viral onlooker record of boisterous discharges and gunnery shoot in the North East State capital via web-based networking media in the late long stretches of yesterday December 22, an occurrence that prompted early conclusion of houses and organizations.
Premium Times announced that the Spokesman of Sector II of Operation Lafiya Dole, Damaturu, Njoka Irabor said “the radicals made an endeavor to enter Damaturu from the northern flank of the town however were given an overwhelming pass up both air and ground troops. Damaturu is presently quiet and “subtleties of the assault will be transferred by tomorrow”.
It was further discovered that vehicles including the Governor’s caravan attempting to get to the town were stranded as the military authorities hindered the streets driving into the town.
One of the columnists in the Governor’s caravan composed;
“Sir. please this is to educate you that directly military at Damaturu entrance from Maiduguri have shut down and hindered the interstate not permitting drivers entrance into Damaturu since 3-4 pm. More than 200 overwhelming and little private and business vehicles are stranded. Some are going for Xmas in Gombe, Yola, Kani, Kaduma, Abuja, Jos and others. Indeed, even Gov Zulum guard is presently stranded out and about in Damaturu. We discovered that knowledge said BHTs said they will enter Damaturu from Gashau pivot yet the military has not made any clarification yet. Individuals defenseless and terrified of being assaulted by BHTs from the shrubberies best case scenario with no security with them. Govs Press Crew and Correspondents Chapel of NUJ are likewise on the guard. Much obliged. If it’s not too much trouble help these honest drivers and travelers.”
Take One Minute Of Your Time And Pray For Damaturu The State Is Under Attack As Gunshots And Heavy Artillery Rented The Air, May Allah Protect Them Against This Evildoers pic.twitter.com/6e5WOQJ24p
— Mukhtar (@IMUKHTY) December 22, 2019
Please pray for our people especially the army over here in Damaturu-Maiduguri, May Allah protect us all amin🙏 pic.twitter.com/C0Hzkt7Nb2
— Hally (@mhalima16) December 22, 2019
Impact of Boko Haram, I’m in damaturu & it’s 14 bomb blast already…..#Prayfordamaturu. pic.twitter.com/7bsAhoe1M8
— Emmanuel Tommy Nkanu (@Emmanex10) December 22, 2019