Boko Haram attacks two Gombe towns

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Boko Haram fighters parading the street of an unidentified town under their control as shown in a video made available to French News Agency (AFP) by the sect...yesterday.
Boko Haram fighters parading the street of an unidentified town under their control as shown in a video made available to French News Agency (AFP) by the sect…yesterday.

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen yesterday stormed two towns in Gombe State, raiding banks and burning government buildings and political party offices, residents told French News Agency (AFP).

Scores of gunmen dressed in military uniform arrived in Bajoga, 60 kilometres from Gombe city in a convoy of 20 vehicles at about 7am.

Troops managed to push out the attackers and they then drove towards Ashaka, which is five kilometres away and close to the Yobe State boundary.

Both raids came after an attack on the Yobe State capital, Damaturu, on Monday, which left dead more than 150 people, including 38 policemen and six soldiers

Fighters in that raid are thought to have come from the Buni Yadi area in the southern part of…

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