“I have seen at least 14 burnt bodies in and around the police station,” a Gombe resident who lives near the station told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“We are under siege. A large number of gunmen have encircled the prison, shooting and detonating explosives. It is clear they are Boko Haram,” a prison warden told AFP from inside the central prison in Gombe city.
A resident, Ibrahim Yau, said gunshots and explosions rang across the city for over an hour.
The prison overlooks the police station and both are situated near the palace of the tradition Muslim leader, the emir, in downtown Gombe city, the capital of a state that goes by the same name.
No one I sure of the next target.Before the Gombe attack, security had been beefed up in Abuja on the heels of reports that Boko Haram was planning attacks on high-profile targets.It is believed the security agents are on top of the situation working hard to checkmate the planned attack on Abuja.
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