Gunmen Suspected to be Boko Haram members, stormed Damaturu this morning and began shooting and bombing the city. The attack, which was ongoing as at 7:30 a.m today, has seen residents scampering for safety.
The Mobile Police base which is in the outskirts of the town has been burnt down and many state institutions have also been raided by the rampaging gunmen who are reportedly advancing to the main town of Damaturu.
They also attacked some schools including the Yobe state University located in Damaturu. The students have taken to the bushes for safety. It was also reported that the insurgents are advancing to the government house with the aim of taking over.