Boko Haram takes over part of Yobe

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have tried to force their way into parts of Damaturu the Yobe State capital.

According to an eyewitness, the insurgents stormed the town, along Gashua road near the Police Force Headquarters around 5:30 pm on Sunday.

The Assistant Director of Army Pubic Relations Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Captain Njoka Irabor, also confirmed the attack to Channels Television.

He, however, noted that the security operatives are on top of the situation and that the insurgents have withdrawn from the Gashua road where they were first sighted.

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Meanwhile, explosions are still being heard at intervals of about five minutes around other parts of the city.

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All activities have been shut down, residents are indoors and only movement of heavy security vehicles can be heard.

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