Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Yobe

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Three policemen were killed on Friday in Yobe State.

Gunmen on Friday killed three cops when they attacked the Divisional Police Station in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in Yobe, Eli Lazarus, confirmed the killings in a statement in Damaturu, the state capital.

“In the early hours of today, gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Station at Buni Yadi and three policemen were killed with some arms carted away,” Mr. Lazarus said.

He said the JTF drafted its personnel to the area to beef up security to forestall further attacks in the area.

Earlier in the week, Fika, Gashua, and Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Fika, Bade, and Gujba Local Government Areas, suffered attacks from gunmen.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, although the insurgent Boko Haram group have in the past claimed responsibility for similar attacks.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Time to withdraw troops from the north east. This is an islamic civil war between the majority Izala faith and Boko haram. We should encourage them to negotiate. The presence of the troops emboldens the Izala faith not to negotiate.