Two people were reportedly killed as the Yobe State Government confirmed an attack at the Election Collation Centre at Kuareta along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road, about 20 kilometres from Damaturu by elements of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
According to the State Security Adviser, Major-General Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd), the attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday, February 4 during the collation of results for the Yobe East Senatorial bye-election held on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
He explained that the centre was infiltrated with Boko Haram terrorists who were quickly repelled by security operatives.
According to reports gathered, the house of the District Head of Kurareta community was burnt down by the Boko Haram terrorists who launched a deadly attack on the Election Collation Centre.
Major-General Abdulsalam (Rtd) has however assured residents of the Yobe State capital that Damaturu is safe.
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