Abuja – Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have invaded Shani Local Government Area of Borno state and set ablaze many buildings including a police station ablaze.
The alleged terrorists killed the son of the caretaker chairman of the local government area, Alhaji Modu Walama, after attacking the council boss' family house in Walama.
According to sources, the heavily armed terrorists invaded the town on motorcycles invaded and bombed the Divisional Police Headquarters on Monday afternoon.
It is alleged the police officers had fled the centre.
The terrorists reportedly snatched one of the patrol vehicles of the police and set it ablaze after they discovered that the engine was not in perfect order.
It is reported they proceeded to town and shot aimlessly at people in the town before fleeing towards Gwaskara village.
Mallam Aliyu Usman, a resident who was among those who fled the town during the attack told journalists that they got news of the terrorists lurking around the town in the morning.
He said they scared off the women from their farms, telling them that they have deadly mission to execute in some places in Shani.
Shani is the southern part of the troubled state and about 245 kilometres drive from Maiduguri and shares boundary with some parts of Adamawa State.
Efforts to get the Police Public Relations Officer, Gideon Jubrin, to comment on the reports for was not successful as his phone line was inaccessible.
- CAJ News
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