Many killed as Boko Haram attack military post in Yobe

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BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
The radical Islamic sect, suspected to be Boko Haram members yesterday had access to Damaturu,  the Yobe state capital and launched a coordinated attacks using Rocket Propelled Launchers and Improvised Explosive Devices (EIDs) on different military checkpoints within the metropolis, killing quiet a number of people, with the torching of some security formations.

Witnesses said the attackers first launched attack around the NNPC Mega station, a suburb of Damaturu which have been a GSM Call centre for Maiduguri residents who on daily basis travel from Maiduguri due to lack of telecommunication network to make calls.

The NNPC Mega Station is about 2 kilometres away to the City of Damaturu where military operatives have one of their checkpoints few metres away from the station, and because of the presence of the security checkpoint, many phone callers from Maiduguri turned the place as a call centre with adequate security cover, but luck run out of those patronizing the place as the gunmen launched their deadly attack on the area before moving to other places in the city

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