The Divisional Police Officer and Divisional Crime Officer of the Nigeria Police Division in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State were among the 24 policemen and soldiers killed by members of the Boko Haram sect as earlier reported by The Eagle Online.
Additional information reaching The Eagle Online on Tuesday evening has it that those killed also included riot policemen, popularly called Mobile Policemen.
Also from Borno State comes a report that Boko Haram members stormed villages around Gwoza in Gwoza Local Government Area, killing no fewer than nine persons.
Both attacks were carried out on Monday evening.
As earlier reported by The Eagle Online, the insurgents stormed Buni Yadi at about 5pm on Monday, attacking the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police formations in the town.
They came in no fewer than 10 Hilux vans.
The procession of the attackers also included Armoured Personnel Carriers and motorcycles and they were armed with explosives, petrol bombs and other heavy arms and ammunition.
As earlier reported by The Eagle Online, the Boko Haram members specifically targeted the security formations in the town.
They reportedly told indigenes of the town not to be scared as they came specifically after the security operatives.
They burnt the palace of the Emir of the town also.
Destroyed also were the court rooms and local government secretariat in the town.
From Borno State comes the report that members of the Boko Haram sect also struck in villages around Gwoza town on Monday evening, killing no fewer than nine persons.
They set ablaze churches, houses and government structures in the villages.
An official of the local government, Nglamuda Ibrahim, told newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, that the people of the area are still trapped.
Ibrahim said information available is that the gunmen are preparing to launch another round of offensive from their hideout.
He said: “As we speak now, I am still receiving distress calls from them.
“They were all crying and calling for help.
“No soldier or police official had gone there yet.
“The Boko Haram gunmen mounted their flags in Ashigashiya, which is now like their headquarters.
“In last night’s attack, six churches were burnt, eight persons were killed and several others seriously injured.
“We cannot count the number of houses that were burnt in Chinene village of Chikide-Joghode-Kaghum Ward.
“They also attacked Amuda village where one person was killed and several others injured.”
Source: Eagle Online
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