Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday attacked Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe State.
The insurgents also burnt down a primary school and a healthcare centre located in the community.
Confirming the attack, a resident Fantami Kura said that the gunmen stormed the community at about 5:30 am when they were going to the mosque for prayers.
“We came out as usual around 5.30 am for prayers, we sighted the gunmen, we immediately alerted our people and run into bush for safety.
“They proceeded straight to the military formation in Katarko shooting sporadically and later set the base on fire”
The number of casualties is still unknown at the time of this report, however efforts to contact the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole in Damaturu, Lieutenant Kennedy Anyanwu proved abortive.
Katarko community which is 18 kilometers south of Damaturu the state capital, has been under attack over 10 times.
source: Channel TV