The dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group on Monday, launched a fresh attack against Dapchi, a town in Busari local government of Yobe state.
The insurgents were said to have invaded the town in gun trucks around 7pm on Monday.
The insurgents have set many houses on fire while the residents have fled into the bushes and other neighbouring villages to escape the attack, Bala Bukar, a resident told TheCable.
He added that the military has deployed fighter jets to the area and have engaged the insurgents in a hot exchange of gun fire.
“The military and the insurgents are currently in a hot exchange of fire. Right now as I am talking to you, they are throwing bombs everywhere,” he said.
“The insurgents are currently occupying the town. But most of the residents have fled.”
Dapchi first came to the front burner of national issues in 2018 when terrorists invaded the community and abducted 117 female secondary school students in the town.
While the abducted girls have been returned, five of them died in captivity while Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among them is yet to be released till date as she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith in exchange for her freedom.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai is presently in Borno State where he relocated to to oversee Nigeria Military’s operations to defeat Boko Haram terrorists that have been causing havoc, especially in the North East.
Buratai vowed not to return to Abuja until Boko Haram is crushed.