Boko Haram blows off Yobe Bridge

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Jul 29th, 2014
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… Killed eight

Eight people have been confirmed killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in Katarko town in Yobe State.

Katarko is 22 kilometers south of Damaturu, the state capital and a community in Gujba Local Government Area of the state.

It is regarded as one of the strongholds of Boko Haram insurgents in the state.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the insurgents stormed the town at about 7:30pm on Monday evening and operated unhindered till 2.00am on Tuesday.

The attackers, according to the eyewitnesses went straight to the military base in the town and later entered the town, shooting sporadically and eventually killed eight people.

“They came here and launched an unsuccessful attack on the military base before embarking on selective killings within the town. Eight people are presently being prepared for burial, one of the eyewitnesses named Modu told The Nation.

It was also gathered that the insurgents vented their anger on the bridge linking Buni Yadi and Damaturu where a section of it was blown off.

 

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