Boko Haram insurgents have launched fresh attacks on Dapchi community in Yobe state.
According to reports by Sahara reporters, the terrorists came into the community in several gun trucks, forcing many residents to flee into nearby bushes scouting for safety.
The attack was reported to have taken place on Monday around 7:30pm.
According to accounts by residents of the community, the men fired sporadically at anything within sight, setting the town in flames.
The people took refuge at the Kumadugu-Yobe River to avoid being killed or kidnapped.
This is a major attack after several previous attacks.
Recall that Dapchi was attacked on February 19, 2018 by insurgents, who abducted 110 schoolgirls from their dormitory at Government Girls Science and Technical College.
The girls were later released in a deal with the Nigerian Government but one of them, Leah Sharibu, was held back because she refused to convert from Christianity to Islam.
Also in March, 2020, Boko Haram fighters attacked the town and killed seven policemen.