Tuesday, April 20, 2021

UPDATED: Boko Haram takes over town in Yobe


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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists in a convoy of vans and motorcycles have taken over Sasawa town in Yobe State after fierce battle with the Nigerian troops on Sunday.

Sasawa is about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital.

Sources in the town told DAILY NIGERIAN that the insurgents came in droves on Sunday evening and sacked the troops stationed in the town.

Residents scampered for safety as the terrorists detonated explosive devices and fired gunshots sporadically.


DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that one soldier and one vigilante member were killed when the insurgents bombed a military camp in the town. Details on the civilian casualty is still not known.

Credible sources said the terrorists left the town in the early hours of Monday after carting away arms, ammunition, foodstuff and a military Buffalo Hilux.

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