Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday attacked Babangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Council of Yobe State.
Babangida is about 50km northeast of Damaturu, the state capital.
Security and local sources told newsmen that the insurgents had a gun battle with Operation Hadin Kai.
A resident, Adamu Gidado, who escaped to Damaturu at the start of the exchange of fire, told Premium Times that many residents fled to the bush to avoid being caught in the crossfire.
“People in Babangida have run to the bush out of fear. I saw heavy military reinforcement as I was driving back to Damaturu.”
“I am still awaiting details of the incident from our men at Babangida. I don’t have any details at the moment.”
Another resident told Daily Trust;
“We are currently in the bush running for our lives; I believe you can hear the sound of the gunshots.”