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Boko Haram Torches Emir’s Palace in Fresh Attack in Yobe

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday afternoon burnt a section of the Emir of Jajare’s Palace in Babangida headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government of Yobe State.

Quoting eyewitness, The Nation reports that the insurgents entered the town in a commando style and headed straight to the emirs palace but the Emir had left the palace two hours before the arrival of the insurgents.

Apparently, in a show of anger, the insurgents decided to burn a section of the palace and carted away with an escort Hilux van (vehicle) of the Emir.

Another resident of Babangida said that the insurgents were on a mission to eliminate the District Head in a revenge mission.

The source disclosed that the District Head had earlier gave an intelligent report that led to the elimination of some Boko Haram in his domain who were kidnapping locales for ransom.

Information available also indicated that the attack on the town created pandemonium in the entire town as many villagers who came to the market scampered for their lives.

The troops in Tarmuwa have been withdrawn more than two months ago following the military recent strategy of Super Camps in Operation Lafiya Dole.

Idris Adamu a resident informed the soldiers came from Dapchi an hour after the attack.

Tarmuwa is located 53km northwest away from Damaturu, the State capital.

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