Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


150 insurgents killed in Damaturu raid

03 December 2014, 14:25

Yobe - Health workers and security sources have revealed that over 220 people including insurgents were killed in Monday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu, Yobe State, Daily Trust reports.

It was disclosed that 150 militants, six soldiers, and 33 policemen, among them the Yobe State police spokesman, Nansel Chagwang, was killed in the attack with the intent of taking over the government house in the state capital.

Workers from the state Ministry of Environment, NEMA and the Red Cross were sighted picking up bodies from the streets to be deposited in the mortuary.

Also read: Yobe imposes curfew on Damaturu

The state government imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state capital in a move to curb the activities of the terrorists and as part of measures to enable the security agents who on Monday repelled insurgent attacks on the town, to conclude their ongoing assignment.

The Boko Haram militants launched a dawn raid on Monday morning in Damaturu, and attacked a number of security formations and public building.

Read more at Daily Trust

- News 24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...