An attack has been carried out by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents. The attack which involved motorists near Lantaiwa, a community located 70 kilometers north from Damaturu the Yobe state capital. It was reported that the sect members stormed the community and started shooting sporadically.
The incident was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh. In his statement, Oteh said operatives of the army have been mobilized to the area.
This attack comes few days after the sect members destroyed two telecommunication masts in Babbangida the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Council of the State in order to stop the locals from sharing information with the security personnel.
The number of casaulties from the attack is yet unknown.