Boko Haram take over Yobe Police Station, Barracks – Report

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Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have taken over a police station in Buni Yadi town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, according to Saharareporters, amid claim made by the Nigerian Army last week that the insurgents attempted to gain access into the town but met stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force component.

The publication said on Tuesday the terror group stormed the community, overpowered officers and took over the police station and barracks newly renovated by the state government for several hours.

It said the gunmen caused several cops bodily harm and also “burnt two operational vehicles and some buildings in the facility.

The Nigerian Army has repeatedly claimed that insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.

The terror group has caused over 50,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.

 

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