The daredevil Boko Haram insurgents have set ablaze a Nigerians ‘military base’, school and health facility in Katarko village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, which is about 25 kilometres east of Damaturu, the state capital.
Penpushing reports that, the bandits carried out the operations on Tuesday as confirmed by residents who said, the burnt primary school was renovated by Victim Support Fund a few years ago after the insurgents first burnt it down in 2013.
The residents said the bandits also took time to loot the primary healthcare centre in the village, carted away number of drugs, and thereafter set the facility on fire, just as unconfirmed report has it that, a Non Governmental Organisation had stored food items in the school for distribution.
Penpushing further reports that, the suspected Boko Haram insurgents got the information and decided to attack the school and loot the items, thereafter, left the village unchallenged after the operations which was said to have lasted for over one hour.
“We heard them shouting Allah Alkabar! Allah Alkabar! after the early morning prayers and shooting sporadically. Everyone ran indoors until about one hour when they finished their operation and left the village.The primary school, primary healthcare facility and the military base here were all burnt down’, a resident said.
Penpushing also reports that, as at the time of filing this report, the Yobe State Police Command nor the military authorities are yet to make any official statement on the ugly development,just as the Army spokesman Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Kennedy Anyanwu could not be reach.
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