Monday, 6 February 2017
Boko Haram Insurgents Seize Sasawa Community in Yobe State
Daily Post Newspaper reports that suspected Boko Haram insurgents took over Sasawa town in Yobe State on Sunday after fierce battle with the Nigerian troops.
Locals told DAILY POST that the terrorists were in a convoy of vans and motorcycles.
Sasawa is about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, northeast, Nigeria.
According to locals in the area, the insurgents came in droves Sunday evening and sacked the troops stationed in the town.
“Residents scampered for safety as the terrorists detonated explosive devices and fired gunshots sporadically,” locals told newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.
There is no official details yet, however, other sources said troops were being mobilised to the area.
Culled from: Daily Post Newspaper