–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGNOLA, Damaturu:
Residents of Babbangida, in Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe State which was attacked on Wednesdays afternoon by Boko Haram, have alleged that a shot by the NAF jet on a residential quarters has led to the death of two persons.
According to residents of the town who spoke anonymously on phone to our correspondent, one of the two NAF jets deployed to repel off the marauding insurgents shot at a resident injuring three persons,.
One of the two NAF jets deployed to repel off the marauding insurgents shot at a resident injuring three persons
The three were rushed to the hospital where two were later lost.
One of the residents, said on phone that: “”Of the three injured persons I told you earlier, two have been lost.”
When contacted the Assistant Director Army Public Relation, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Damaturu, Captain Njoka Irabor said the Army learnt about the death but was still investigating how it happened.
A statement by the police, which confirmed the attack was however silent about the casualties.
The statement signed by the Yobe Police Public Relations Office, AbdulMalik AbdulHafeez, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, read: “Security Situation in Babbangida is relatively calm for now but still remains volatile and unpredictable.
” Today (yesterday) being 27th of November, 2019 at about 1230hrs, suspected Boko Haram insurgents stormed into Babbangida of Tarmuwa LGA on nine hilux vehicles, heavily armed shooting sporadically into the air.
” They were successfully repelled by Army troops of “Operation Lafiya Dole, “supported by the Nigerian Airforce, as well as police personnel attached to JTF.”
He promised to give further details later, while adding that:”In this regard, Yobe State Police Command is calling on the good people of Yobe State to report any suspicious movement(s), person(s) or object(s) to the nearest Police, Military, or any Security formation nearest to them.”
He asked the general public to cooperate and collaborate with the Police to ensure public safety in the State.