26 February 2012
TEN people have lost their lives following an overnight attack on the Gombe Divisional Police station by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Orubebe Ebikeme, who confirmed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Gombe, said the situation is under control although no arrests have been made.
Ebikeme also said that two policemen, two civilians and a soldier sustained injuries in the attack and are now receiving treatment.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, said that the station was badly damaged with its roof completely blown off while 10 vehicles parked at the premises were razed.
Meanwhile, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Gombe metropolis, while soldiers and policemen have mounted roadblocks to ensure strict compliance with the directive.