The Boko Haram sect Sunday night took over Lassa town in Askira/Uba local government council, Borno State, leaving many persons dead and many worship and residential houses burnt down.
The attack, according to reports from Lassa, was resisted by the villagers who engaged the attackers with locally made rifles, bows and arrows. The insurgents who were said to have come with all sorts of modern weapons were said to have overpowered the locals after a brief exchange of fire.
As it is now, Boko Haram is fully in charge in Lassa town and has declared the town a caliphate. This is the first town in the Southern part of Borno that Boko Haram has taken over. Lassa is a predominantly Christian community.