the gunmen laid ambush on a security patrol team – Damaturu

Mr Toyin Gbadegeshin, Yobe Police Command Public Relations Officer, on Sunday confirmed an attack on security patrol team in Damaturu by gunmen.

The police spokesman said “the gunmen laid ambush on a security patrol team using explosive devices around Shagari low cost housing area”.

He said some military personnel in the targeted patrol vehicle were injured and rushed to hospital for treatment.

“There were also gunshots reported around the ‘A’ division police station.

“We are still working to collect the details of the incident,” the PPRO said.

NAN reports that last Friday, a suicide bomber attempted to blow up the Mosque where the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Mohammadu Ibn Abbali offerred prayers in which the bomber died instantly while seven others including policemen were injured. (NAN)

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UPDATE 1: The areas affected include Ajiyari, Shagari housing estate and Abasha area.

Gunmen are reportedly firing sporadically, creating panic in the town.

The Yobe State commissioner of Police, Patrick Egbuniwe, has confirmed the report.

Earlier Report…

Multiple explosions and gunfire have reportedly been heard at Shagari Housing Estate, Damaturu, the Yobe State.

Residents of the area reported it.

According to reports, a car laden with explosives mid Sunday exploded in the Shagari Housing estate.

Details to come…

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