Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists group on Friday evening attacked Gaidam town in Yobe State.
Geidam town, the ancestral home of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, located on the fringes of northern Yobe State has suffered series of Boko Haram attacks in recent times resulting in wanton destruction of lives and property.
According to locals, the insurgents stormed the town late evening in a convoy of vehicles while shooting sporadically, a development that left the community in panic with residents running for their dear lives.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, PPRO Yobe State Police Command confirmed the attack adding that Nigerian Air Force has deployed aircraft.
It was learnt that the insurgents set ablaze some public and private structures and looted some shops.
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