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2 Details of Boko Haram's Recent Attack in Yobe That Should Raise Concern

Assailants suspected to be members of Book Haram attacked a Nigerian military base in Katarko village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State on Saturday. While one must commend the Nigerian military for their ability to repel the terrorists, reported details of the incident raises two concerns regarding the group.

You may have heard about Boko Haram, a terrorist group popularly known for attacking various areas in the Northern part of the country. The group is famous for criminal activities such as kidnappings, killings and attacking security facilities.

Channels TV reports that Boko Haram attacked the military formation in Katarko village with ten gun trucks. When the issue of accepting repentant Boko Haram fighters through a programme came up, many Nigerians like Babajide Kolade Otitoju asked if the repentant fighters submitted their weapons to the Nigerian Army. I recall that Kolade also pointed out that the surrendering Boko Haram members may not be the real fighters but inactive fighters. However, Some top government officials came out to say that the programme for the repentant terrorists has recorded significant success. Therefore, it should raise concern that Boko Haram can still muster enough might and resources to attack a military base in 10 gun trucks.

It is surprising that some Boko Haram terrorists still choose to attack the military instead of accepting the repentance programme.

The community is 20 Kilometres away from the Damaturu (capital of Yobe), and it has experienced multiple attacks from the insurgents this year. Channels TV reports that Katarko has been attacked three times this year by insurgents, while Premium Times reports that the frequent attacks by the insurgents have resulted in the loss of lives in the community. This detail makes one question the strategic importance of Katarko to the terrorists and why they would persistently attack the community. Perhaps security should be beefed up around the Katarko community, as the insurgents have shown strong interest in it. 

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