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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, ?on?Sunday?attacked Gombi town the Local government headquarters shooting sporadically thereby causing the residents to run for cover.

Reports from the area says before this attack, the insurgents had written to express their angst as to the removal of their flag by the Gombi people in connivance with security agencies.

A source speaking to our man in confidence however disclosed how soldiers and mobile policemen took on the insurgents head on and at about 11.00pm, the shooting ceased. He had also said considerable damage was done to structures in the town.

The source said the insurgents apparently escaping from Biu in Borno state, escaped to Gombi via Garkida which has suffered several attacks from the insurgents and apparently became desperate to reclaim Gombi which was reclaimed by Nigerian troops about two months ago leaving many of the insurgents dead.

Our source was asked about the reaction of the residents while the shootings lasted and he said people have locked themselves indoors and might not venture out until they are sure of things.

On the morning of today (Monday), the source reported that all was quiet except movement of Nigerian security agents.

Police spokesman DSP Abubakar Othman says they have heard the reports but were not too sure whether there were casualties and until he gets the facts he will not talk further. Meanwhile, the Director of Public Affairs to the governor of Adamawa State Chief Phineas P. Elisha has assured that the security agencies are already on top of the situation.

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