Boko Haram attack town in Yobe, steal foodstuffs


    Boko-Haram (2)Boko Haram insurgents on Monday night lunched an attack on Kannama town in the northern part of Yobe, state close to the Niger border with Nigeria.

    The attack was on the first day of holy month of Ramadan.

    Security sources revealed that the attack was a failed attempt by the insurgents to cause havoc on the town as no death was recorded.

    The State Police Commissioner Chika Abubakar Maidama who confirmed the attack disclosed that “no life was lost in the incident”.

    He however confirmed that three of his men were hospitalized at the Geidam General Hospital but have been discharged.

    The CP also informed that the insurgents carted away with food items and other valuables during the attack.

    The Spokesman of 27 Task Force Brigade, Lt. George Okupe also collaborated that no life was lost in the attack.

    Lt. Okupe said that enough security forces have been deployed to Kannama general area to boost confidence in the locales.

    Shehu Adamu, a resident of Kannama told our correspondent on phone that the “insurgents stormed the town yesterday by 9:00 in the evening shooting sporadically and attacked the divisional police station. They also attack some shops in the town in search of food”.

    In 2014 the Divisional Police Officer of the area was killed in one of the Boko Haram raids carried on the border town located some 34 kilometres away from Geidam town also in Yobe state bordering with Niger Republic. -Nigerianeye