Boko Haram gunmen attack Dapchi council headquarters

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Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram Leader
Fleeing Boko Haram leader Shekau: His men attack Dapchi in Yobe

Yobe Commissioner of police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, on Monday confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.

He said “at about 5.30 p.m today, the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.

” The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties” he said.

The commissioner said security operatives have been reinforced in the area to ensure total security.

NAN gathered that the residents of Dapchi  fled the town to seek for safety in the bush.

Alhaji Zanna Abatcha, chairman Bursari local government council told NAN 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.


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