Ejes Gist News can authoritatively reports that Boko Haram terrorists have launched an attack on residents of Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe state, Northeastern Nigeria.
Babbangida is a town 50 kilometres from Dapchi where 110 Government Girls Science Technical College students were kidnapped in February 2018.
The insurgents are currently engaged in a gunfight with the local troops.
Residents have reportedly scurried into the bush for safety.
“Terrorists from Boko Haram are attacking Yobe town right now. They are currently attacking Babbangida, the headquarters of Yobe State’s Tarmuwa local government area. The residents are fleeing, according to the source.
This comes as Army Public Relations Director Brig. Gen. Onyeama Nwachukwu revealed that the ISWAP terrorist group has launched a massive recruitment drive after thousands of Boko Haram insurgents’repented’ and surrendered to the military. The military, according to the Director, will not give up its fight against terrorism.
However, he urged residents to be vigilant in their neighbourhoods. The news comes just two weeks after the State Security Service (SSS), also known as the Department of State Services (DSS), warned security agencies in Kaduna to prepare for possible attacks.
The Boko Haram terrorist group’s leaders and foot soldiers have relocated from Sambisa Forest to a forest in Southern Kaduna, according to the report.