Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State is currently under siege following a gun battle between military troops and members of the Boko Haram sect.
According to Vanguard, the development has seen hundreds of residents flee their houses to the bush for safety.
This is coming a few hours after the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, officially took over from Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd).
Sources who spoke on the incident noted that the town was witnessing series of gunshots and explosions as they ran for their dear lives.
In another important story of the day, a suspected Nigerian armed robbery kingpin, Blessing Stephen, has been killed by the Accra Regional Police Command while two others were arrested in Spintex Road, in Accra, Ghana.
The 38-year-old died from gunshot wounds he sustained in the capture operation at a guest house at Spintex, on January 27, 2021, at about 1130 hours.
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