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Explosions, gun battle rock Yobe

Potiskum – (NAN) Potiskum, the commercial nerve centre of Yobe, Friday, recorded series of explosions and gunfire, the second since the declaration of state of emergency in the state by the Federal Government.

Alhaji Lawal Tanko, the State’s Commissioner of Police, who confirmed the incident, said the command had yet to receive details.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that few days after the declaration of state of emergency in the state, an explosion was first recorded in ‘Khandahar’ area of Damaturu metropolis on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, business activities have remained lull in many parts of the state with several shops and business centres under lock and key.

The development followed series of bomb explosions and gun battles with heavy casualties in Damaturu, Potiskum and Geidam, in the last two months.

 


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