In News by stephen abiodun on the 18th, May, 2020

‘Many homes’ on fireplace as Boko Haram hits Dapchi –

‘Many houses’ on fire as Boko Haram hits Dapchi -

Boko Haram insurgents are at the moment attacking residents of Dapchi, a city in Tarmuwa native authorities of Yobe state.

The insurgents had been stated to have invaded the city in gun vans round 7pm on Monday.

Bala Bukar, a resident stated that the attackers have torched many homes whereas many individuals have taken cowl in a close-by bush.

Bukar stated an air power jets was deployed within the city and that the navy is making efforts to repel the assault.

“The navy and the insurgents are at the moment in a scorching trade of fireside. Proper now as I’m speaking to you, they’re throwing bombs all over the place,” he stated.

“The insurgents are at the moment occupying the city. However a lot of the residents have fled.”

One other resident who fled to Baymari, a neighbouring neighborhood, stated the home of the village head was additionally burnt within the assault.

He stated safety operatives had been withdrawn from the city 5 months in the past.

Dapchi first got here into nationwide limelight on February 19, 2018,when the insurgents kidnapped 117 feminine college students within the city.

Whereas 5 of the scholars died in captivity, all others had been launched besides Leah Sharibu, the one Christian amongst them.

She was stated to have been supplied freedom in trade of renouncing her religion however she refused. Sharibu is but to be launched until date.

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