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Gunmen Attacks Mainok Police Outpost In Borno, Kills Two

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Unknown gunmen went berserk and laid a siege on the Mainok Police outpost and office of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), living two people dead, / has learnt.

Eye witness account, on Wednesday said that Mainok, a town under Kaga Local Government areas of Borno state situated along the Maiduguri- Damaturu-Kano road was overtaken by gunmen who arrived the town at about 6pm and bombed the police outpost and also attacked the FRSC office before they escaped.

The eye witness who spoke on anonymous ground said 'We have never experienced such a loud blast in our town, and this forced a lot of us to run away from the village to a nearby bush, while many were left in a state of pandemonium'. He stated.

Confirming the attacks, Spokesman of the Joint Task Foce (JTF), Lt. Col. Hassan Mohammed said that, some unknown gunmen attacked Minok Police station as well as the office of the FRSC which left two people dead.

He said the gunmen who came to the town at about 6pm first attacked the police outpost, before they went to the FRSC office.

Also, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Simeone Midenda said there was an attack by some gunmen in Mainok Police outpost and other places, which led to the killing of two people.

According to Midenda, those killed in the attack were not policemen but civilians, whom he suspected their killing to be as a result of stray bullets, saying that investigation is going on so as to arrest those behind the attack, even as he reassured the general Public not to panic but to go about their normal businesses as the security agencies are on top of the security challenges in the state.