Boko Haram sect
From Michael Olugbode in Damaturu
The dreaded extremist Boko Haram sect yesterday attacked a drinking joint in Dorawa Mashara area of Potiskum, Yobe State killing a person and injuring several others.
An eyewitness told ThisDay on phone that the Islamic fundamentalists took position at the drinking joint in the suburb of the town at about 4 p.m. when the fun seekers were just gathering and shot continuously at them.
The eyewitness who does not want his name in print said a person died immediately in the attack while several others had serious injuries.
According to him, the casualties could have been more but for the timely intervention of a detachment of the army who came to the drinking joint and engaged the fundamentalist in a crossfire.
The source said the exchange of the gunshot lasted for several minutes and that the fundamentalists ran away following the superior power of the soldiers.
When contacted, the Yobe State Police Commissioner, Tanko Lawan said he was not aware of any attack at the drinking joint.