Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Ngelzarma town, Fune local government area of Yobe state and burnt military camp and trailer loaded with grains. But,no live has been reported lost as at the time of filing this report.
Ngelzarma town is located about 30km West of Yobe state capital, Damaturu.
It was gathered that the attackers stormed the town and started shooting sporodically around 4:PM yesterday.
A security source who doesn’t want to be named said that the attackers came in a very large number.
“We tried to prevent them from invading our location but we couldn’t. They burnt down a trailer loaded with grains and our lodge (Military camp)” he said
A resident Malam Hassan Aminu, said people in Ngelzarma had prior information that the assailants were sighted at Fadangara village, few kilometers away from Ngelzarma town.
“We reported to the security operatives but surprisingly they didn’t take any action. The boys (insurgents) enter the town and set ablaze military camp, a trailer loaded with grains and some traders shops in the town.”
“The military camp was burnt by the Boko Haram last year, they returned and burnt it again after being renovated by the state government. No action was taken to avoid the repeat” he said.