Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Breaking News: Damaturu under attack

By News Express on 09/01/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,558

Heavy artillery sounds and sporadic gunshots have been heard across Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Confusion started around 6:00 O’clock this evening as residents scrambled for safety after sighting heavy presence of armed security personnel around the southern part of the town.

It was, however, followed with heavy artillery and sounds of gunshots across the town with more intensity around the southern part bounded by Gujba and Gulani local government areas believed to be the stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Since the attack on Damaturu on December 1, 2014, which was followed by attacks on Damagum, Geidam and Babbangida, Yobe residents have continued to live in fear of more attack by Boko Haram.

There is no official comment yet on what is going on but it is believed that Boko Haram fighters and Nigerian troops are engaged in a battle.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows scene of a Boko Haram attack.

Source News Express

Posted 10/01/2015 03:50:57 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
200 Boko Haram fighters vanquished in fierce battle...

Meet the GTX: World’s slimmest 14-inch notebook

Bribery Allegation: God will vindicate Amaechi — Rivers...

Dakuku Peterside mourns Miller’s shocking demise

Masquerades storm troubled Osun school, disrupt classes

Anambra Central Senatorial Tussle: Special Panel of Judges...

2017 governorship election: Don’t sell your voters cards,...

EFCC detains Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu

CBN revives N500bn Export Stimulation Fund

Navy cracks down on operators of illegal oil...

Judicial Corruption: Sack Amaechi, Onu now, rights group...

Akwa Ibom children protest against State Government


Latest News BREAKING NEWS: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces How we plan to win 2019 election — Buhari, Atiku NIA places Nigerian agencies on red alert over ‘Chinese drugs containing human flesh’ Trump critic calls for military coup in U.S. Buhari’s in-law, Amosun, Abe lose out as APC submits candidates’ names 2019: Bayelsa group accuses royal father, others of working against PDP •Chides Ex-President Jonathan Ekiti Muslims angry with Governor Fayemi 2019: Parties rush to beat INEC deadline for submission of candidates list Lagos Assembly orders immediate return of PSP, disowns Visionscape NNPC washes hands off Abia pipeline explosion Mentally deranged woman caught with N200,000 PDP demands immediate reconstitution of Osun Governorship Election Tribunal


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (407,534 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,832 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,177 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (257,812 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,755 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,542 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,336 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,801 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,511 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,032 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,674 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,436 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,693) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (948) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,545) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,737) Opinion (1,124) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,292) Religion (881) Sports (1,733) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner





LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera