Yobe Commissioner of police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, on Monday confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.

Sumonu confirmed the attack in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria.

He said: “At about 5.30 p.m. today (Monday), the suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area.

“The details are not immediately available, we are still collating the details including the casualties”.

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The commissioner said security operatives have been reinforced in the area to ensure total security.

Residents of Dapchi fled the town to seek safety in the bush when the insurgents arrived.

The chairman of Bursari Local Government Council, Zanna Abatcha, said that the suspected insurgents had already left the town and more security operatives had been deployed to maintain security.

“The details are not known yet because it’s already night, we will get the comprehensive details tomorrow” he said.

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