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Boko Haram Attacks Military Base In Yobe, Kills Eight
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Katarko village, in the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State, killing eight persons in the encounter.
Katarko, a community in Gujba local government area is about 22 kilometres south of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
Residents told journalists that the insurgents stormed the town at about 7:30 pm on Monday, and in a daring move first attacked a military base before moving to attack other innocent civilians.
The siege reportedly lasted for about seven hours without any form of resistance from security agents.
The Katarko bridge which is a major link between Damaturu and neighbouring communities in Borno and Adamawa states, was also blown up during the attack by the insurgents.
This is the first time that the Boko Haram terrorists will be attacking Katarko, since the beginning of their hostility in 2009.
Meanwhile, two suspected members of the sect found to be in possession of Improvise Explosive Devices, IEDs, have been arrested in Damaturu metropolis and are making useful confessions to security agencies.