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Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Community

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Armed persons believed to be members of the Book Haram terrorist group, on Saturday, attacked a Nigerian military base in Katarko village in Gujba local government area of Yobe State, Leadership can report.

Credible sources said the insurgents engaged security agents in the base in heavy shooting, forcing residents to run to the bushes for safety.

Katarko is located 20 kilometres southeast of Damaturu, the state capital. The village has witnessed frequent attacks by the insurgents, resulting in loss of lives.

A security source said the terrorists drove into the village in 10 guntrucks and attacked the military formation, carting away caches of weapons and ammunition.

The attack caused heavy traffic and left travellers stranded near Yobe State University.

The source also said the military bsse was badly hit by the terrorists.

As a result of the attack which lasted over an hour, hundreds of passengers travelling along the road were stranded as soldiers from the checkpoint near Yobe State University blocked the road.

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