Gunmen attack in Borno claimed 3 lives ...police station & Church set ablaze!

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, weekend, stormed New Marte, Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, where they killed a Police Sergeant (name withheld), and two civilians.

The gunmen also set ablaze the Divisional Police Headquarters, Cocin Church and the residence of the Unit Commandant of the Army. Five vehicles parked in the premises of the police station were also burnt.

It was gathered that the gunmen came in three Golf saloon cars and eight motorcycles and when they arrived the town, the residents scampered for safety as multiple explosions and gunshots rented the air.

An eyewitness, who narrowly escaped the attack told newsmen that “the terrorists overpowered the police and other security agencies as both the police and the army ran out of arms and ammunition during the four-hour battle with the attackers.

He said when the security agencies realised that they had run out of ammunition, they immediately called for reinforcement from the Monguno military barracks in Monguno Local Government Area.

But due to network and communication problem, the terrorists executed their mission and left before the arrival of additional troops.