With less than 24-hours before President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign visit to Yobe State, the 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Yadi, in the state is currently under siege by Boko Haram.
According to a resident who did not want her name published, “The attackers arrived in 5 hilux vans laden with Anti Aircraft around 5:00pm and headed directly to the military location.
“I saw vehicles with Boko haram flags shooting sporadically and shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
She further said that her house and that of her neighbor were hit by stray bullets.
Another resident said the militants had engaged the army in serious gun battle, but there was an aerial support by fighter jets in the town.
However, there’s been no statement from the military on the attack.
Recall that Buni Yadi is also home to Nigerian Army Special Forces Training Schools.