In a new spring of attacks on police stations in Adamawa State, gunmen on Thursday razed the Song Divisional Police Station and Local Government Secretariat in Adamawa.
This is the third time in eight days that gunmen have attacked police stations in the state.
A resident of the town who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the attack occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
“The police station and part of the one-story secretariat building were burnt by the gunmen, who also attacked a security check-point on the Song-Yola road,’’ he said.
The source said that an old woman and a boy were hit by stray bullets in their home near the police station.
“Dada Audu, an 80-year-old woman with her grandson of about 15 years were hit by bullets and are feared dead,’’ he said.
The Adamawa Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim, confirmed the attack but gave no details.
Mr. Ibrahim said he was heading to the location.