Report reaching us indicates that Boko Haram elements attacked residents of Geiram Local Government Area of Yobe State in northeast Nigeria.
A staff of one of the NGOs operating in Geidam told our correspondent that the terrorists attacked Geidam town with a heavy exchange of gunfire with troops.
“We are at home but the sound of gunfire and heavy weapons are flying as if it would take off the rooftops on buildings,” he said.
Gaidam is about 182km from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.
According to previous reports, Geidam has been attacked four times this year by Boko Haram insurgents.
The attack today is coming few hours after the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru visited troops formation in Ngamdu, promising that Nigeria’s military is going to collaborate with Chad, Niger, and Cameroonian soldiers to defeat the insurgents and end the conflict in the Lake Chad region.
Boko Haram has displaced over seven million people in the region and killed more than 30,000 people according to a UN report.