At least eight mobile policemen have been killed after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Dapchi, Yobe State, on Wednesday.
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Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, and Dungus Abdulkarim, police spokesperson in Yobe, confirmed the attack.
The insurgents were said to have invaded the town in what appeared to be an attack targeted at security formations in Dapchi.
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They attacked the divisional police headquarters and the Nigerian army formation in the town, while one police armoured vehicle was set ablaze.
Local sources said the terrorists came to Dapchi, 100 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital, through neighbouring Jumbam village.
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Mohammed Goje, the Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who visited the scene of the attack, sympathised with the people of the town.
The attack comes two weeks after some insurgents stormed the town and set on fire the telecommunication network facility in the community.