A town in Yobe state was in the early hours of Sunday attacked by suspected Boko haram militants.
Residents said sporadic gunshots were heard and smokes going up in the sky. Chairman, Tarmowa Local government area, Alhaji Samaila Mai Adamu confirmed the attack on Babban Gida town to reporters, saying the attackers had set many locations ablaze.
It was gathered that the attackers stormed the town around 6:00am shooting sporadically and burning government properties.A resident in the town, Malam Yale babbangida said the attackers came through the eastern part of the town in a convoy and started shooting sporadically.
“We all scampered for safety but they are still burning government buildings. The local government secretariat and DPO’s house are among the places burnt down,” he said.