Yobe Commissioner of Police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, on Monday confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.
He said “at about 5.30 p.m today (Monday), the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.
”The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties,” he said.
The Commissioner said security operatives have been reinforced in the area to ensure total security.
It was gathered that the residents of Dapchi fled the town to seek for safety in the bush.
Alhaji Zanna Abatcha, Chairman Bursari Local Government Council disclosed that the suspected insurgents have already left the town and more security operatives have been deployed to maintain security.
“The details are not known yet because it is already night, we will get the comprehensive details tomorrow,” he said.
Also, the deadly group made attempt to bomb the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Monday.
A loud explosion occurred around the University on Monday night.
The explosion is believed to have been occurred after a suicide vest exploded when the bomber was shot dead by soldiers.
The lone suicide bomber is believed to have been shot dead by soldiers while he was struggling to gain access into the heavily guarded University of Maiduguri campus.
The loud blast echoed over Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, at about 8:45 p.m. causing panic amongst residents.
Sources within the university campus said a suicide bomber was attempting so sneak into the campus under the cover of darkness.
“What we just heard from the security officials here that it was a suicide bomber who was shot dead and then his suicide vest went off,” said a student who does not want his name mentioned in the news.
“The suicide bomber reportedly died at a spot near the Works Department,” he said.
The student noted that relative peace had since returned to the campus despite the anxiety among resident students.