Militants attack city in northern Nigeria's Yobe: residents

December 1, 2014 10:14 AM

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Militants attack city in northern Nigeria's Yobe: residents

YOBE, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants attacked northeastern Nigeria's Yobe state capital Damaturu on Monday and a Nigerian air force jet was flying over the city, residents said.

A Reuters witness said the insurgents stormed the city at dawn arriving from the town of Buni Yadi, which has been a local stronghold for months.

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