Members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group on Thursday evening reportedly attempted to attack Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.
Residents around 3-Bedroom and Zanna Zakariya Housing Estates told Daily Post that heavy bombardments by the Nigeria Air Force fighter jet and gunshots could be heard from the area, along Gashua road.
The residents were said to have remained indoors due to the clash between troops and the insurgents.
The attempted infiltration into the state capital is the latest by the insurgents in about 5 years.
According to sources, Air Force fighter jet was busy bombing the attackers’ locations as of the time of filing in this report.