Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram early Thursday morning attacked security bases in Gashua Town of Yobe State shooting for hours and engaging security forces in a shootout.
Fati Umar, a female school teacher in Gashua, sent a text message at about 1 a.m. saying “please do pray for us! We are in danger.”
The spokesman of the peacekeeping Joint Task Force in Yobe, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, confirmed the incident via a text message sent to reporters at about 12:35 a.m.
In his text, Mr. Lazarus said; “fighting is currently ongoing between JTF troops in Yobe State and suspected Boko Haram terrorists who attacked military location and the police station in Gashua town of Bade LGA. Other details would be provided later. Please acknowledge.”
More details later..