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24hr Curfew Imposed on Gombe Following Boko Haram Attack

A 24hours curfew has been imposed on Gombe and environs in Northeast Nigeria, following attack by members of Islamist Boko Haram Sect.

A statement by Secretary to the Sate Government Sule Bage, asked residents to remain indoors and allow the military take control of the situation.

Eyewitnesses say the Insurgents made attempt to overrun the Nigerian Army Barracks in Gombe but were met with stiff resistance, which repelled their attacks.

Residents of BCGA and Yelenguruza neighbourhoods of the metropolis say they woke up this morning – to deafening sound of bombs and guns – and discovered they were under siege by Boko Haram.

The military engaged the Sect in battle using air and artilery might and successfully repelled attacks on the Barracks and city.

Mr. Istifanus, a resident of State Low Cost Housing Estate says “as I spaek with you this afternoon, there is no movement in the area and everywhere seems to be quiet, except for few sounds of gunshots at intervals.”

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