Tuesday, May 24, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    Singer 2Baba visits late Sound Sultan’s grave

    Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has paid a visit to the grave site of his late colleague, Sound Sultan. In the...

    Ireti Doyle slams Niyi Akinmolayan over tweet tackling ‘Influencer Actors’

    The veteran actress reacted to tweets made by 'Chief Daddy' director, Niyi Akinmolayan where he tackled actors and critics demanding for challenging roles in...

    Why National Assembly frowns on corruption – Lawan

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable...

    Blasphemy: Ex-IGP son’s partner files for full custody of child

    Irene Nwachukwu, the mother of the child of Jamil Abubakar, has filed for the sole custody of their son over the father’s “extreme religious...

    Boko Haram attacks Yobe community, hoists flag in military base

    Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday attacked a community and burnt down a school, healthcare centre and a military base before hoisting their flag at the military base in Katarko, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

    According to sources, the insurgents stormed the town in the early hours while the villagers were going for morning prayers at the mosque and started shooting indiscriminately; though no life was lost, the terrorists burnt the military base at the entrance to the town.

    A resident of the community, simply identified as Fannami, stated, “The terrorists drove in gun trucks and headed straight for the military base and opened fire on the soldiers. The soldiers fled and the terrorists drove into the town. That was around 5am, when we were going for Alfijir prayers in the mosque.

    “When we heard their chanting of Allahu Akbar and rapid gunshots, we became confused and abandoned the prayers. Some ran into the bush for safety, while many others locked themselves in their rooms. We only came back to our homes when we were certain that they had left. They operated for over one hour without any challenge or resistance from either the military or the locals.”

    Fannami added that the insurgents went ahead to burn down a government primary school and the only community healthcare centre in the town before driving out unchallenged.

    This is the second time the primary school will be burnt by insurgents as it was first set ablaze in 2013 and was later renovated by the Victim Support Fund.

    The state Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Dr Abubakar Iliya, while speaking to newsmen in Damaturu confirmed that no life was lost in the attack, but properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.

    “We have gone to Katarko to assess the level of damage caused by the insurgents and I can confirm that no life was lost to the attack, but they destroyed public infrastructure. We will prepare our report for the governor and then move in to repair the destroyed infrastructure,” Iliya stated.

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    Singer 2Baba visits late Sound Sultan’s grave

    Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has paid a visit to the grave site of his late colleague, Sound Sultan. In the...

    Ireti Doyle slams Niyi Akinmolayan over tweet tackling ‘Influencer Actors’

    The veteran actress reacted to tweets made by 'Chief Daddy' director, Niyi Akinmolayan where he tackled actors and critics demanding for challenging roles in...

    Why National Assembly frowns on corruption – Lawan

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable...

    Blasphemy: Ex-IGP son’s partner files for full custody of child

    Irene Nwachukwu, the mother of the child of Jamil Abubakar, has filed for the sole custody of their son over the father’s “extreme religious...

    Don't Miss

    Ministers’ exit: Buhari bows to pressure, APC panel may demand resignation letters

    There are strong indications that members of the Federal Executive Council who have declared their intention to contest the 2023 presidential election...

    Jonathan not yet our member, says Bayelsa APC chairman

    The Bayelsa State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dennis Otiotio, has said that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is officially not...

    Fuel queues: 300 tankers to hit Abuja Wednesday says NNPC

    The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, who spoke to journalists on the current fuel scarcity in the nation’s capital...

    EndSARS: Osun to compensate victims of police brutality

    Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, would, on Thursday, May 12, pay compensation to victims of police brutality in the state.

    Actress Genevieve Nnaji returns to Instagram amid rumoured mental illness

    Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, on Wednesday returned to Instagram as she shared a video of herself, where she was painting on a...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.