Yobe - The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Patrick Egbuniwe, on Sunday confirmed that gunmen engaged security operatives in a shoot-out at the Bindigari area of Damaturu.
Egbuniwe said that the shoot-out ensued when security operatives went to the area on security patrol.
``Gunmen as usual, have engaged our security operatives in a shoot-out.
``The operation is still on in the area, so we can not confirm casualties yet. Other parts of the town are, however, calm and security operatives are on top of the situation,’’ Egbuniwe stated.
Meanwhile, many residents have deserted the streets of the city for safety.
Six soldiers and one civilian were killed on Aug. 5 in a suicide bomb attack along Gashua road in Damaturu.