40 Boko Haram suspects attack police station, prison, courthouse, govt lodge in Adamawa

Location of Adamawa in Nigeria Gunmen on Friday opened fire and threw explosives at government buildings in a in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa.

A resident of the town, who preferred anonymity, said in Maiha in Adamawa that the attack took place at about 3 am. on December 28.

It was unclear if there were casualties from the attacks in Maiha. Some residents said they suspected Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

“We received information on the attacks in Maiha,” said Adamawa state police spokesperson Mohammed Ibrahim.

“We are on our way to Maiha to assess the situation and until we get there I can’t give details on damage and casualty recorded.”

Residents said a group of about 40 gunmen arrived in the town in all-terrain vehicles, on motorcycles and on foot chanting “Allahu Akbar”.

According to residents, they then opened fire and threw explosives at a police station, a prison, a courthouse, an education administrative building and a government lodge, leaving them badly damaged.

The Police Commissioner, Godfrey Okeke, refused to speak about the issue, dismissing the reporter with, “Please I am busy for now, don’t disturb me.”

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