Barely three days after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect members launched multiple attacks in Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital, which led to the burning down of some military posts/checkpoints including Police stations, other terrorists suspected to be members of the sect have launched a deadly attack at a military checkpoint on Bama- Banki
Junction road killing four people suspected to be security operatives.
Their target, it was gathered were the military patrol vehicles including arms and ammunitions.
Bama-Banki road is along the Firgi-Gwoza federal highway located around the Sambisa Game Forests which links Pilka town of Gwoza, Bama and Banki-Cameroun boarder that also harbour a lot of Boko Haram camps claimed to have been destroyed by the military offensive since the declaration for the state of emergency on 14th May, 2013.
Our Correspondent gathered that the gunmen who were fully armed with Rocket Propelled Grenade, and Improvised Explosive Devises (IED’s) invaded the military checkpoint at about 11:26 pm on Saturday and started opening fire on the security agencies where they overpowered them killing four people believed to be security agencies, before they
went away with their patrol vehicle.
It was also gathered that the suspected terrorists set ablaze the entire houses, filling stations and shops around the popular Junction including the security post before they escaped.
A source who is also a motorist that plied the road from Gombi Council Area of Adamawa State to Maiduguri, Mallam Yakubu Musa told our correspondent that he was disturbed when he reached the Junction on Sunday Morning only to see that the whole area was deserted, and smokes coming out from building structures situated in the area.
“You know that the Bama- Banki Junction is a busy place where people, particularly business men make their ends meet on a daily basis.
“Also, you should expect a lot of civilian and security casualties due to number of motorists and smugglers that patronise the road to Cameroun Republic, as well as”, he said.