Boko Haram terrorists reportedly attacked the residents of Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe state, Northeastern Nigeria.
According to the information disclosed to SaharaReporters by a source, the insurgents were in a gun duel with the troops in the area.
It was gathered that residents in their numbers have since scampered into the bush for safety.
“Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Yobe town. They are currently attacking Babbangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa local government area in Yobe State. Residents are fleeing,” the source said.
Meanwhile, this attack comes as the Army Public Relations Director, Brig. Gen. Onyeama Nwachukwu, disclosed that ISWAP terrorist group has commenced a massive recruitment drive after thousands of Boko Haram insurgents ‘repented’ and surrendered to the military.
The Director affirmed that the military would not relent in its fight against terrorism.
He, however, urged members of the public to be observant in their communities.
According to a memo seen by Peoples Gazette, the terrorists are said to have relocated from Sambisa Forest in Borno state to Rijana Forest in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna.
The newspaper quoted part of the memo as saying a “senior Boko Haram fighter, Ibrahim (FNU) alongside his foot soldiers” were relocating to join their counterparts “under the leadership of one Adamu Yunusu (aka Saddiqu)”.
The DSS, therefore, ordered the officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to tighten security in the “aforementioned areas and environs,” adding that its operatives “should be placed on alert and report accordingly”.