The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Patrick Egbuniwe, on Sunday confirmed that gunmen engaged security operatives in a shoot-out at the Bindigari area of Damaturu.
Egbuniwe told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone chat that the shoot-out ensued when security operatives went to the area on security patrol.
“Gunmen as usual, have engaged our security operatives in a shoot-out.
“The operation is still on in the area, so we cannot confirm casualties yet. Other parts of the town are, however, calm and security operatives are on top of the situation,’’ Egbuniwe stated.