Boko Haram Mocks Nigerian Army, Attacks Yobe Community, Kills Policemen, Burns UN Facilities, Others

In Yobe State, militants from the Islamic State-backed Boko Haram group, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, stormed Gujba.

According to ISWAP, four police officers were slain during the attack on the community, which is 30 kilometers from Damaturu, the state capital, according to a statement seen by SaharaReporters.

The group criticized the Nigerian army, stating that soldiers refused to leave their military base to defend the town for several hours while they were on the job.

In addition, the insurgents set fire to some UN buildings, homes, and cars in the area.

Confirming the incident to SaharaReporters, a military source said, “Yes, it’s true. They attacked the community last week. They came in different vans and drove straight to the company constructing the 40km Gujba-Mutai Road.

“That was where they killed the police officers. I saw two officers though, I was told one member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was killed as well. Then they started burning the company’s heavy-duty machines on the site.

“From there, they moved back to the community where they looted the Red Cross and USAID offices and burnt the facilities.”

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