Maurading militants suspected to be Boko Haram members launched an attack on Nafada town in Gombe state on Tuesday afternoon.
According to reports, the insurgents arrived in about 50 motorcycles and set the local government secretariat and the Police station on fire, as the officers at the station fled for their lives.
The insurgents stole weapons from the station, after which they reportedly attacked a military checkpoint by Ngada Bridge. The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) secretariat was also touched by the rampaging insurgents.
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the insurgents have taken over Ashaka cement factory in Gombe state. The factory workers recounted that the militants arrived in convoy of pick up vans and shot sporadically at workers, all of whom fled the premises.