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Boko Haram Attack Gujba Town, Burn Hospital, School, Others

Published by Nairaland on Sun, 10 Jan 2021


BY HUSSAINI JIRGI |<br><br><blockquote>A group of suspected Boko Haram members yesterday unleashed mayhem in Gubja local government area of Yobe state.<br><br>LEADERSHIP Sunday reports that a primary school, hospital and cars were set ablaze during the attack. It was gathered that the attackers invaded the town and set some government structures on fire.<br><br>A resident, who confirmed the incident to LEADERSHIP Sunday on condition of anonymity, said that, They (the insurgents) invaded Gujba through Borno village before wreaking havoc on the town.<br><br>Residents, who had retired into their homes due to the chilly harmattan weather were forced to flee into the bushes as the gunmen stormed the town, shooting sporadically.<br><br>Another resident, who spoke to LEADERSHIP Sunday from Gujba town on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen set fire on a hospital and primary school, and waited until it burnt down before they left.<br><br>A competent source also said that they carted away one Hilux and one ambulance belonging to a Non-governmental Organisation (NGOs) before setting the government structures ablaze.<br><br>Another resident added that the insurgents stole one Hilux belonging to the local security personnel and other valuables from the residents houses during the evening attack.<br><br>A resident, who identified herself as Ali Buba, said the attackers walked to the town after keeping their motorcycles at a nearby town, which had been deserted following multiple attacks.<br><br>The situation is pathetic and the town has been thrown into mourning after losing some security personnel, even as the gunmen looted foodstuffs from the town.<br><br>A resident called on the public to cooperate with the military, while appealing to the government for improved security as more villages are attacked.<br><br>LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that the casualties could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.<br><br>As at the time of filing this report, no official statement, both from security personnel and civilians.</blockquote><a href="https://leadership.ng/boko-haram-attack-gujba-town-burn-hospital-school-others/'amp=1">https://leadership.ng/boko-haram-attack-gujba-town-burn-hospital-school-others/'amp=1</a>
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