Potiskum in Yobe State Wednesday came under massive explosions and gunfire attacks.
Sources in the city said the attacks started at about 6.00 a.m. with explosions and rapid gunfire unleashed on residents.
Confirming the incidents, the state Commissioner of Police, Patrick Egbuniwe, said the explosions prompted security forces to begin a house-to-house search.
“There was a bomb explosion this morning and the Joint Task Force (JTF) has already cordoned off the area for the safety of residents; right now, there is a house-to-house search by JTF to fish out the perpetrators of the terror attacks,” the commissioner said.
Meanwhile, the Benue State Government has said that five more persons have been confirmed dead in Yogbo, Guma Local Government Area of the state in the aftermath of the attacks by some Fulani herdsmen.
The latest figure brings to 30 the number of those killed in the attacks.
Twenty-five were earlier confirmed killed on Tuesday.
Confirming the number, the state Commissioner for Information, Cletus Akwaya, said: “At least 30 people were confirmed killed.”
He said no arrests had been made following the violence which took place near the border with neighbouring Nasarawa State.
Akwaya claimed the attack was unprovoked and said there had been no warning beforehand.
“They set fire to some of the houses and as some of the people were fleeing, they ambushed them,” he said, adding that: “A team of anti-riot policemen and military observers have been dispatched to the affected community.”
He said the attack occurred at night, making it difficult to determine how many attackers there were. Local media reported that hundreds of Tiv farmers had fled the village.