Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sects on Monday attack Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area in Yobe state
Commissioner of police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, who confirmed the incident said “at about 5.30 p.m on, the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.
He added that ” The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties” also that security operatives have been reinforced in the area to ensure total security..
Alhaji Zanna Abatcha, chairman Bursari local government council told reporters that the suspected insurgents have already left the town and more security operatives have been deployed to maintain security.
“The details are not known yet because it’s already night, we will get the comprehensive details tomorrow” he said.
Meanwhile it was reported that Government Girls Secondary School was among the targets of Boko Haram insurgents on Monday night, according to a news report.
A teacher in the school, who escaped the attack, said the insurgents stormed the school around 7:00pm through the eastern part of the town, reported Daily Trust.
“They shot sporadically and forced the school food store opened. We (staff) and the students ran into the bush for safety,” he said.
When asked whether there was abduction, he said it was too early for him to comment.
“For now, we can’t say anything until the entire students returned tomorrow morning,” he said.
A resident, Alhaji Ibrahim, also revealed that the attackers came to the village in six Hilux vans.
“They also attacked the military location at the town’s entrance bridge. But we cannot tell if there is any casualty for now,” he added.