Boko Haram Attacks Dapchi Town, Burns Houses

Some suspected members of Boko Haram attacked the city of Dapchi, the seat of the local government area of ​​Bursari, in Yobe State.

Insurgents carried out the attack on Wednesday night in Dapchi, about 100 kilometers from Damaturu, the capital of the state of Yobe.

Local sources told 9jatoday that the attackers arrived in the city where Leah Sharibu and about 100 students from the Government Technical Science School were previously abducted in February 2018, through the nearby village of Jumbam.

The insurgents reportedly invaded the city and set fire to some residential houses and government structures.

When contacted, the Army’s interim Assistant Director of Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Sector 2, Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, said that the details of the incident were somehow unclear.

He, however, promised to give an update, as well as the causality number, if any.

The attack comes two weeks after some insurgents invaded the city and set fire to telecommunications networks in Dapchi.

As more information unfolds 9jatoday will get you updated.


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