Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Villages, Burns Police Station, LG Secretariat

Suspected Boko Haram members had attacked and burnt down police station, local government secretariat and other government buildings in Ngalda and Fika towns in Fika local government of Yobe state.

There have been reports from the locals that the militants stormed Ngalda village around 6:30pm on Saturday and seized kegs of petrol from black marketers while they burgled provision stores before attacking Fika, the local government headquarters.

Malam Ahmadu Maikano, a resident in Fika said the gunmen went into the town in two hilux vans and 5 motorcycles shooting sporadically

“They burnt down police station, local government secretariat, LEA and departments of health, works,” he said.

He said the militants snatched an open van parked in the town and loaded it with food stuffs, drinks and other essentials from the two provision stores they forced open.

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He said residents had earlier gotten wind of the insurgents’ advance hours to the attack.
“That’s why many residents didn’t sleep in Ngalda and Fika, we all fled to save places” he said adding  that no lost of lives has been reported.

When contacted, Yobe state Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Toyin Gbadegesin said he was not aware of the attack although he promised to seek confirmation from the State’s Commissioner of Police.

Author: News Editor

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