BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists yesterday (Wednesday) invaded Askira, the Headquarters of Askira- Uba Local Government Area of Borno state killing three people.
They also attacked a police post and shot two Policemen, even though, unconfirmed report has it that two of the Policemen who sustained gunshot injuries may not survive due to the nature of the injuries which has affected one of the sensory organs.
Askira- Uba is in Southern part of the state, and about 200 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. It also shares boarder with Madagali Council Area of Adamawa state which had witnessed a deadly church attack that claimed over 30 lives.
Residents who did not want their name mentioned in the Print told our Correspondent that the gunmen numbering over 50 in Hilux vehicles with some of them disguising in military comouflag uniforms stormed the Council at about 7pm yesterday and opened fire on residents and other security posts, using Ak47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs.
They stated that, the gunmen wrecked harvoc for over three hours by killing several innocent people with the burning of shops, houses and vehicles, before they fled into the bush.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Gideon Jubrin confirmed the incident in a telephone call to our Correspondent.
He said, yes it is true that suspected members of Boko Haram sects invaded Askira town on Wednesday evening and shot dead three people. But details are still sketchy as i am trying to get in touch with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Council to furnish me with the details, so as soon as i get in touch with the DPO, i will give you details”. Gidoen stated. Details Later Pls.
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