Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram, last night killed a soldier and abducted three others during an attack on the military in Potiskum town of Yobe State, a military source revealed.
The incident was disclosed to journalists by a soldier in an a chat at Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. The source said the corpse of the affected soldier had been brought to Damaturu from Potiskum and deposited at an hospital morgue.
“The attack was a bad one because a soldier was killed and the terrorists kidnapped three other soldiers to an unknown destination.
“Some members of our search team are combing within and outside the neighborhood of Potiskum for the missing soldiers. A helicopter gun ship had been deployed from Maiduguri to join in the search team this morning,” the source said.
The soldier also revealed that three soldiers were killed and two seriously injured two weeks back during an attack that also involved killing secondary school students by members of Boko Haram in Damaturu town.
But the JTF official had reported that no soldier was killed in that attack except a soldier that was injured. The source said the terrorists actually invaded the room where the soldiers were sleeping at night and shot them dead. “Two others only sustained injury during a separate attack on the same night. Soldiers were able to kill one of the terrorists and arrested one alive,” said the soldier.