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Boko Haram attacks Jakana, Borno

Gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday night attacked Jakana, a town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack was still on at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.

Jakana, an agrarian community, is situated along the Maiduguri-Kano highway. It has never fallen to Boko Haram despite repeated attacks by the terror group.

Gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday night attacked Jakana, a town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The attack was still on at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.

Jakana, an agrarian community, is situated along the Maiduguri-Kano highway. It has never fallen to Boko Haram despite repeated attacks by the terror group.

The Maiduguri-Kano highway is considered one of the safest routes in Borno in the past four years.

According to PREMIUM TIMES that the attackers were armed with heavy arms and ammunition and have sustained their shooting for over an hour.

“As I am talking to you now we have to retreat to Kolori village ahead of Jakana because the gunmen came in from the direction of Benishek,” said the source who asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to journalists.

He added that the gunmen first attacked the military camp on the western flank of the town before advancing towards the town.

“We can’t say the level of damage or casualty for now because even as I talk to you now the shooting is still on,” he said.

“I can say that we expect this kind of attack to happen, following the recent attacks on military and carting away of arms cache and heavy equipment,” he said.


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Friday 6th July 2018

Herdsmen attack Benue again, kill 3, several others injured

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly attacked Tiza village in Tombo, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The suspected armed herdsmen, on Thursday, killed three persons during their invasion of the village.

According to The Sun, the herdsmen laid an ambush for farmers who were on their way to their farms.

They opened fire on the unsuspecting farmers killing three instantly, while several others sustained various degrees of injury.


Police Deny report herdsmen attack on community in Enugu

Enugu – The Police Command in Enugu State has debunked rumour making the round that suspected herdsmen militia were planning to attack an agrarian community in the state.

Nigerian Police The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Enugu.

He said the rumour of planned attack on Ezi-Nze community in Udi council area was unfounded and wicked.