Boko haram terrorists are currently engaged in a fierce fighting with security agencies in Geidam town north-east of Yobe State, residents and security sources have said.
Geidam is one of the major commercial towns of the state and is located 183 kilometers north of Damaturu the state capital. It also one of Nigeria’s border towns with Niger Republic.
Residents Modu who ran to the bush told our correspondent on phone that the insurgents are currently exchanging gun fire with security agencies with many residents fleeing to the bush.
Modu said sporadic shooting and explosives were being detonated across the town causing fear and panic in residents.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ASP Toyin Gbadegesin who confirm the attack said he cannot categorically explain what is happening at Geidam but that the combined security on ground are in control of the situation.