Police officers in Yobe flee, as gunmen attack station, kill officer, burn telecom masts

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The attack is the first in about five months since an attack was last recorded in Yobe State.

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Policemen in Bara Divisional Police Station of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State took to their heels on Monday as gunmen suspected to be members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, attacked their station and reportedly killed an officer, witnesses and police officials informed PREMIUM TIMES.

Two telecom masts belonging to MTN and Globacom were also torched by the gunmen who also carted away three vehicles belonging to the local government council, the Yobe State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Rufai, said.

The attackers, who arrived in the village situated some 160km away from Damaturu, Yobe State capital, also set the police station ablaze.

Mr. Rufai, confirmed the incident and said the gunmen actually used propelled rocket launchers to initiate the burning of the station.

He, however, denied that the police corporal who died in the attack was killed at the station; saying the corporal was killed in his house five hours after the attack.

Monday’s attack is the first in about five months since the last attack was recorded in Yobe State.

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