Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night reportedly attacked Geidam, a town in the state capital city and left 12 people dead.
According to some residents who spoke to newsmen, the insurgents attacked a popular bar in the town around 10 p.m. and burned the staff quarters of the nearby Government Science and Technical College.
Other victims of the attack are being hospitalised at the Geidam General Hospitals for various injuries, TOS NEWS has gathered.
A security source who does not want to be mentioned because he no authorisation to speak with the press on the matter said the insurgents arrived on motorcycles at the outskirts of the town and entered the town on foot and went straight to the bar to unleash mayhem on its occupants.
“They came by foot and burnt three staff quarters at the GSTC Geidam. We also got reports that they went to Augwar Kweri where some prostitutes are residing and kill 11 people there. At GSTC, I understand that only one person died,” said Idris Abubakar, a resident of the town.
The governor of the state, Mai Mala Buni, recently lifted a ban on the use of motorcycles in some parts of the state.
Spokesperson of Yobe State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkareem, who confirmed the attack said one of the victims of the attack was a retired policeman.