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Suspected gunmen attack police station, bank in Borno

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Barely 17 hours after the assassination of Mobile Police Training Camp (MPTC) Commandant and a traditional ruler, gunmen suspected of Boko Haram sect members attacked the Gwoza Divisional Police Station and Mainstreet bank, killing the Divisional Police Officer, Abubakar Digire Ahamdu, his deputy and eight civilians caught up in the crossfire at 9pm Monday.

Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state is a border town with Cameroun; and 135 kilometres south-east of Maiduguri, the state capital and epicenter of activities of Islamist sect group.

The gunmen, according to a residents who do not want their name mentioned for security reasons told our Correspondent that the attackers used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol-bombs in torching the police station and the bank, before carting away undisclosed sums of money from the bank, 750 metres away from the torched station.

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