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BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram attack army base, police station in Gashua, Yobe

Members-of-the-boko-haram-sect-360x225 (2)Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram early Thursday morning attacked security bases in Gashua Town of Yobe State shooting for hours and engaging security forces in a shootout.

Fati Umar, a female school teacher in Gashua, sent a text message at about 1 a.m. saying “please do pray for us! We are in danger.”

The spokesman of the peacekeeping Joint Task Force in Yobe, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, confirmed the incident via a text message sent to reporters at about 12:35 a.m.

In his text, Mr. Lazarus said; “fighting is currently ongoing between JTF troops in Yobe State and suspected Boko Haram terrorists who attacked military location and the police station in Gashua town of Bade LGA. Other details would be provided later. Please acknowledge.”

Ms. Umar later confirmed on the telephone to PREMIUM TIMES that dozens of Boko Haram gunmen invaded their Mobile Base area of Gashua at about midnight shooting and chanting Islamic slogan ‘Allahu Akbar’

“From the way they were moving, it was like they were going house to house. They shot several gunshots around our house but the gate was firmly locked.

“It was this morning we heard they attacked police station and the prison,” she said.

The mother of three said “we are still locked up inside the house now because the soldiers said no one should come outside till 1p.m.”

Culled from Premium Times

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Posted by on Apr 25 2013. Filed under AFRICA, ANNOUNCEMENT, CRIME, FOR THE RECORDS, From The Press, Front Page Story, NEWS, News Across Nigeria. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram attack army base, police station in Gashua, Yobe”

  1. Patrick Agbobu

    BY SETTING UP THIS COMMITTEE ON BOKO HARM AMNESTY, YOU HAVE OPENED THE GATE OF HELL. NOW YOU HAVE PUSSY FOOTED WITH THOSE KILLING INNOCENT LIVES AND DESTROYING PROPERTIES, YOU HAVE SHOWN THAT TERRORISM AND CRIMINALITY PAY VERY HUGE DIVIDENTS IN NIGERIA AND YOU HAVE SENT THE VERY WRONG MESSAGE. NIGERIA WILL NOW BE A JUNGLE, WHERE EVERYBODY IS NOW FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD TAKE OVER, END OF STORY.

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