Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram on Saturday attacked Gujba town of Gujba local Government Area of Yobe State, forcing residents to flee their home.
Naija News reports that the attack is coming less than 24 hours after the Nigerian military launched an operation codename ‘Tura Takao Bango’ meaning ‘ We have been pushed to the wall’ in reaction to the terrorists’ ceaseless onslaughts on the region.
The military had said they are ready to give a final push to clear the remnants of the terrorists and deny them the will to operate in the northeast.
It was gathered that the attackers who invaded the town burnt a primary school and construction work equipment.
Speaking to newsmen, some residents said that the gunmen also burnt down health facilities and other structures in the area.
“Boko Haram is currently attacking our town,” a resident, Umar Adamu told Daily Post, adding that “Our people have left their homes as I am talking to you.”
According to another resident who identified himself as Ibrahim Usman, while soldiers have blocked the way to Katarko another town to deny the insurgents from making an inroad to the town, troops were also seen making efforts to engage the terrorists in Gujba town.
“Troops have been mobilised to the town to engage them. We are waiting but many of our people have fled to safety,” Ibrahim Usman said.