Boko Haram launched an attack on Geidam, Yobe State, the hometown of Acting Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali, on Friday.

On Friday evening, the attackers stormed the town and laid siege to parts of it.

According to a source, the terrorists attacked the town’s heart, setting fire to shops and shooting indiscriminately in a gun battle with troops.

As of the time of filing this report, details about the attack were sketchy.

The Yobe Police Public Relations Officer, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the attack.

He said the attackers are inside the town, causing destruction.

He promised to give details of the attack, which according to him are still sketchy.

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