Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed one person in a fresh attack in Babangida town of Tarmowa local government area of Yobe state.
According to eyewitness report, the terrorists invaded Babangida town in the early hours of yesterday at about 1.45am in Hilux vans and motorcycles.
Babbangida town is 50 km north of Damaturu, the state capital and had experienced several cases of Boko Haram invasion in the past.
The attack is believed to be a reprisal aggression on the residents of the town, but the military troops on counterterrorism operations in the area contend the terrorists who were forced to take a retreat.
It was gathered that the military had launched an offensive against the insurgents and killed 11 of them last week few kilometres from Biriri town, which may have triggered the reprisal attack.
Resident Sulaiman Khalil confirmed the invasion, claiming that the assailants parked their vehicles at the outskirt and sneaked into town on foots and motorcycles.
“Fortunately enough, the security forces were fully aware of their plan. They engaged them in serious gun battle that lasted for hours before the military thwarted their attack plan,” he said.
“But an old man was killed by the insurgents outside his thatch tent before they burnt down the shed; his neighbours said he was trying to escape when the militants saw him.”
Khalil explained further that there were apprehensions of possible attack on the town the day before as “the terrorists were sighted at Sassawa last Saturday afternoon.
He said the residents alerted security operatives but nothing was done.
He confirmed further that the terrorists burnt 2 patrol vehicles of policemen in the town.
The attack is yet to be confirmed by the Police and the military and the number of casualties are yet to be ascertained as it is believed more than one person lost their lives in the incident.

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