Members of Boko haram
By Michael Olugbode
Six persons were killed by both Boko Haram activity and a heavy rainstorm that ravage Gashua town in Yobe State Saturday.
Two of those that died were said to have been caught up during a Boko Haram siege on a bank in the town.
A police official said at least two persons were killed Saturday when suspected the militant Islamic sect members attacked the bank located in Bade Local Government Area of the state.
Yobe State Police Commissioner, Patrick Egbuniwe, who confirmed the incident over the phone, said a policeman and a suspected Boko Haram terrorist were killed during the bank raid.
"A policeman and suspected Boko Haram terrorist were killed when some Islamic militants attacked Agric Bank in Gashua town Saturday," Egbuniwe said on the phone from Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital.
In the rainstorm incident, it was learnt that four persons were killed while over 50 houses were destroyed with 100 persons internally displaced.
The Information Officer of Bade Local Council, Garba Maigari, who confirmed the incident to journalists, said: "As it is now, four people have been confirmed dead because of the heavy rainfall that flooded Gashua town Friday night."