Reports coming into our news room have it that a town in Gombe State, Bajoga is currently being attacked by Boko Haram militants.
According to a resident: “Sound of explosion and gunshots woke us up from sleep and we had to hurriedly leave to the outskirts of town.”
Bajoga hosts the Ashaka cement plant, and the Boko Haram sect carried out a similar raid on the plant last month during which they reportedly carted away four Toyota Hilux vans packed with explosives.
Panicked residents say that the insurgents came in about 30 hilux vans armed with an RPGS and other weapons chanting Allahu Akbar (God is great). Bajoga is about 70 kilometres from Gombe town, the state capital.
According to reports, the attack started at about 7am on Thursday. It is believed the militants came in through neighbouring Yobe State.
A resident who spoke to Daily Trust through telephone said the rampaging insurgents targeted public buildings including schools, police stations and local government secretariat.
Only on Monday the fanatical sect attacked the capital of Yobe State, Damaturu; but were beaten back by the Nigerian military backed by Civilian JTF members