Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have killed a policeman and injured another during an attack on Babbangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe state.
The Spokesman of the command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu on Sunday.
He revealed that mobile police personnel protecting the division also killed six suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the attack.
Abdulkarim said “Our mobile police personnel held their ground and exchanged gunfire with the terrorists, killing six of them while many others fled with gunshot wounds.
“The terrorists torched a vigilance group vehicle, they also destroyed part of the council secretariat, divisional police station, and a military base before they were repelled.”
The attack on Babbangida town that occurred on Saturday evening led to the destruction of some government assets, causing panic among the residents, NAN reports.