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Deadly Boko Haram Insurgents Invade Gombe Town With Heavy GunFire, Explosions


From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Bajoga town of Gombe state, North Eastern Nigeria was the next point of call early Thursday morning, as the rampaging deadly Boko Haram insurgents swooped on the enclave and laid siege on it.

Sources in Gombe city, the State capital confirmed to AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent, that the insurgents indeed stormed the town and engaged in shooting as well as triggered many deafening explosions.

The town is the headquarters of Funakaye local government area of Gombe state and located in about 70 kilometers from Gombe town, the state capital.

Our Correspondent gathered the bloody attack started as early as 7.00 am, with the militants focusing mainly on public buildings, such as Police Stations, local government secretariats, government parastatals as well as schools.

The sudden invasion in which the insurgents arrived in over 20 Hilux vans took the residents by surprise and ran for safety.

The development is yet to be confirmed by the State Police Command.

It would be recalled the Boko Haram insurgents in their renewed attack descended on Nafada town in Gombe, last month, while about two bomb explosions were also recorded. Damanturu, the Yobe State capital was attacked early Monday morning in similar manner.

The development informed the imposition on Tuesday, of 24 hours dusk to dawn curfew by Governor Ibrahim Ibrahim Gaidam on the State capital and its environs.



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