Yusuf Bello| Operatives from the Police Command and troops of the Nigerian Army supported by two fighter jets stormed early on Thursday repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
According to Yobe state police commissioner, Yahaya Abubakar, the attack was averted following intelligence gathered about the suspicious movement of the insurgents ahead of the incident.
Abubakar said, “We were told of their movement from Mafa community in Borno State.
“The security personnel – both military and police; we mobilised ourselves and have successfully repelled the attack. everywhere is calm now.”
The spokesman for the 27 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain Njoka Irabor, who also confirmed the attack said nocasualty was recorded by the joint team during the attack.