- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012 20:10
- Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
Reports just reaching Elombah.com confirms that Damaituru, the Capital of Yobe State is presently under attacks as massive bombings and gun firing rented the air. Elombah.com advices those within that vicinity to be cautious and remain indoors as we strive to bring you more details as events unfolds.
Security repels Boko Haram's attempt to take over Yobe State Government House
A combined team of the men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) and State Security Service this evening foiled an attempt by heavily armed militant group suspected to be members of Boko Haram to seize the Yobe State House in Damaturu.
There were severe casualties recorded from the attack, as security forces fiercely resisted the insurgents, Elomabah.com have learnt.
An eye witness has it that the suspected moved toward the Yobe State seat of power in large numbers and tried in vain to overrun the security men on guard.
Further details and nature of casualties will be relayed to you as soon as we confirm the reports at our disposal.