Gunmen kill two, bomb school in Adamawa, Yobe attacks

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Gunmen on rampage in the north eastern states of Yobe and Adamawa.

Two people were killed, and one person wounded, by gunmen in Mubi, Adamawa State on Sunday.

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Mark Idakwo, confirmed the attack in the Sabon-Layi area of Mubi, saying the wounded has been hospitalized.
The police chief, who did not give details of the incident, nonetheless, urged the public to give any information that could assist the police to track the yet-to-be-identified gunmen who perpetrated the act on Sallah day.
An eyewitness stated that six gunmen descended on the area around 8 p.m. on Sunday and ordered everyone to lie down.
“They collected money and handsets from the people before shooting sporadically as they retreated, hitting four people in the process,” he said.
The eyewitness, who did not want his name mentioned, said that the attack took place in front of the house of Sahabo Jauro, the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, in Mubi North Local Government Area.
“Most of those affected were visitors to the politician house,” he added.
Apart from the incident, the Sallah celebration was generally peaceful in Mubi and other major towns across the state.
Primary school bombed in Yobe
In Yobe, a section of Damagum Primary School in Damagum Local Government Area was gutted by fire from suspected explosions in the area.
Toyin Gbadegeshin, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said the force also repelled an attempted attack on Damagum Police Station and worship centre by the unknown persons on Monday.
Mr. Gbadegeshin said the attacks at started at 1:05a.m., on Damagum Police station and the worship centre but “were successfully repelled by the police but no casualty was recorded while the gunmen fled into the bush.”
He said the explosions occurred few hours before the attack on the station but nobody claimed responsibility.


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