Gunmen attack military, police stations in northern Nigeria

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-4-25 16:27:33

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Thursday attacked military and police stations in Yobe state, northeastern Nigeria, security forces said.

The security Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe state said the gunmen attacked the military and police stations in the early hours of Thursday in Gashua, 120 km north of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

Spokesperson for the JTF, Lt Eli Lazarus, confirmed to Xinhua that gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked a military location and, the police station in Gashua.

He said the casualties were not available yet but, will be made public when the details have been fully collated.

The attack was coming one week after the killing of 185 people in Baga village in Borno state on the borders of Nigeria and Chad republic.

Located in the northeast region of Nigeria, Yobe State is one of the strongholds of Boko Haram, a sect which launched an uprising in the west African country in 2009.

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