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Boko Haram kills six in Yola, gunmen kill 4 policemen in Bauchi

By The Rainbow

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, on Thursday night unleashed terror in Yola, the Adamawa State Capital.

Reports indicate that the attack at least six people were killed, many injured  during the attack that lasted several hours.

One account, quoting eyewitnesses said the suspected insurgents in stormed the popular Kasuwar Gwari market along Mubi Bye Pass in their large numbers, fingered their victims and shot them at close range.

This led to a stampede as people ran helter-skelter in the bid to make their escape. In the ensuing confusion, several people sustained injuries as people ran for their lives following sporadic shooting.

Reports showed that the military operatives enforcing the state of emergency in the state immediately rallied to the occasion deploying to strategy places as they launched a man- hunt for the fleeing suspected Boko Haram members.

The military closed all roads leading to and from the state in the bid to trap the fleeing insurgents,   thereby creating long queues along the major roads.

Anxious Journalists who visited the Brigade Commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade, Yola, Brigadier General Fattai Alli went away in disappointment as he said he was too busy to talk to the press.

Meanwhile, no fewer than four Policemen have been killed while two others sustained injuries when they were ambushed by  unknown gunmen on Thursday  along Bauchi -Gombe road.

Vanguard, quoting a top and reliable security source in Bauchi who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Bauchi,  said  four Police men who were on night duty were attacked and killed by unknown gunmen while two others sustained injuries.

According to him,'it is quite unfornuate that the four police men were ambushed and killed by gunmen in the state. Two other Policemen also sustained injuries during the attack, but Police was able to counter the attack by hitting the gunmen and recovered a gun ”

Police Public relations Officer DSP Haruna Mohammed did not confirm or deny the incident , but said that they received a report about the incident and he is trying to get the detail and brief reporters.

Residents of the area said they  heard sporadic  gunshots and exchange of fire that lasted between 30 minutes to one hour which pandemonium and confusion among the residents of the area.