Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State in North-East Nigeria Sunday came under siege by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Some residents took to social media to call for prayers as troops waged war to stop the terrorists from gaining access into the city that has reportedly come under Boko Haram attacks on three occasions in two months.
MediaDimensions gathered that the Nigerian Airforce deployed its airpower with fighter jets hovering over Damaturu to provide support to ground troops.
The Yobe State capital has been locked down for the operation as residents remain indoors. The attack reportedly started at about 5.30 pm from the Damaturu-Gashua Road. Apprehension over the attack, however, gripped the city around 11am, six hours before the terrorists finally launched their strike.
As at the time of this report, military authorities and officials of the Yobe State Government were yet to react to the development.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram terrorists Sunday killed at least four humanitarian workers and abducted two others along the Monguno-Maiduguri Highway. The victims reportedly came under attack at about 10am while traveling along the road.
Those killed are workers of the Action Against Hunger, Solidarity International, a pastor and a yet to be identified person. The two abducted by the terrorists are women.
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