About 11 persons have been killed and nine others injured following the attacks on a secondary school and military checkpoint by the Boko Haram sect in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
A spokesman of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe State, Lt. Eli Lazarus, confirmed in a statement yesterday, that two teachers and two insurgents were killed during the separate attacks, which equally led to the death of seven innocent students.
He also revealed that apart from the 11 killed; three soldiers were critically injured in the clash that lasted for over five hours.
Three of the suspected Boko Haram members, who launched the attacks, were caught alive and are currently in the custody of the JTF. The medical officer of the Damaturu Specialist Hospital, Dr. Salem M Umar, also confirmed the incident, explaining that 11 corpses were brought to the hospital.
He said seven students of GSS Damaturu, two teachers of the school and two members of the Boko Haram sect were brought in dead.
It was reported that suspected insurgents stormed the school hostels a few minutes after 9 pm on Sunday and started shooting intermittently.