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Boko Haram Attack Borno Town, Destroy Telecommunications Facility

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Members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group on Saturday evening attacked residents of the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

A security source revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents attacked the town at around 5pm.

The source told Daily Trust that mobile networks went off shortly after the insurgents attacked the town.

He disclosed that this raised fears that the terrorists might have destroyed it.

It was however gathered that troops of the Nigeria military engaged the terrorists in a gun battle.

This coming hours after the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, tasked his men to remain committed to secure the nation.

General Yahaya gave the charge during a working visit to the Battalion Headquarters of Doma local government area of Nasarawa State to inspect some facilities in the barracks.

In other news, a ransom letter written by terrorist bandits has been addressed to the traditional ruler of Burkusuma in Sokoto State, demanding the payment of ₦20m as ransom for kidnapped persons.

The bandits, Naija News gathered attacked Gangara and Gatawa towns, in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state.

During the attack which took place on Friday, more than 20 persons were killed while 27 others were kidnapped.

However, the Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Police in its reaction to the development, said only four persons were killed in Gangara town while no record was given for the incidence in Gatawa.

The bandits who carried out the operation are now understood to have written a letter to the traditional ruler of the area, demanding ransom payment for those kidnapped to be released.

Since the network in the area has been shut down, there’s been no means of telecommunication, hence the handwritten letter.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.