On Sunday residents of Dapchi, could not hold Eid prayers as majority of the people spent the night in the bush and nearby villages over the fear that Boko Haram may attack the town again.
People from a nearby village hinted that Boko Haram militants in a convoy of about 11 Hilux vehicles and fully armed were heading towards Dapchi but suddenly changed direction and took the road towards Gumsa.
According to SaharaReports, a resident told them that Dapchi was almost empty as only a few people remain in the town, Dapchi was recently attacked.
Town is empty now, all of the people have run yesterday into the bush. Some returned this morning but news of sighting Boko Haram in nearby village created fresh panic and people fled again.
“Today is supposed to be Sallah (Eid) day of happiness but we are here running for our lives, fleeing danger. No one is even talking about Sallah celebrations,” a resident said.