Gunmen kill policeman, burn police station, telecom masts in Yobe

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BY BALA AJIYA & NDAHI MARAMA
DAMATURU — GUNMEN suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect torched the Bara Divisional Police Station, the council secretariat complex and telecom masts of MTN and Globacom, killing a policeman who attempted to protect the station from being set ablaze with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and rocket propelled launchers at 1.30 a.m, yesterday.

Bara is a council headquarters of Gulani, 160 kilometres south of Damaturu, the YobeState capital.

The gunmen, according to an eyewitness, also snatched three vehicles belonging to the council, including a Toyota Hilux van, and fled towards Buni/Yadi.

He said the gunmen that overpowered the policemen at the council headquarters, operated for over three hours, before they succeeded in torching the station and telecom masts in the council area.

Speaking on the incident, Yobe State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Rufai, said the gunmen employed rocket propelled launchers, IEDs and petrol bombs in torching the police station and telecom masts, noting that no arrest had been made.

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