Terrorists Kill 3, Raze Houses in Gombe

In the early hours of Thursday, Terrorists, locally known as bandits, killed three persons and razed 22 houses in Billiri local council of Gombe State.

Adamu Kubto Dishi, the commissioner of Internal Security in the state, confirmed the incident on Friday while addressing journalists at the Government House in the state capital, Gombe.

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According to him, the gunmen shot dead two people in Pobawure village and one person in Amtawalam village and also set fire on houses.

The commissioner noted that he received a call on Friday at about 2 am that the gunmen invaded the villages. However, he claimed that security men were deployed to the scene to repel the attack.

“If not for the quick response by the security men, the magnitude of the attack would be too much. The security agents had succeeded in repelling them. The gunmen had fled and an investigation is currently going on,” he said.

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The Commissioner added that the matter was discussed on Friday at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting where Governor Inuwa Yahaya approved the distribution of relief materials to the victims.

He said a state government delegation led by the governor had visited the local government Friday morning, to commiserate with them and give out the relief materials, which consist of food and non-food items.


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