July 27, 2017

Fire destroys primary school in Yobe as police repel attack

NAN – The police in Yobe State on Monday said a section of Damagum Primary School in Damagum Local Government Area was gutted by fire from suspected explosions in the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Toyin Gbadegeshin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Damagum.

He also said policemen on Monday repelled an attempted attack on Damagum Police Station by unknown persons.

Gbadegeshin said, “At about 1.05a.m, attacks launched on Damagum Police station and a worship centre were successfully repelled by the police but no casualty was recorded while the gunmen fled into the bush.”

He said the explosion occurred few hours before the attack on the station but nobody claimed responsibility.

The officer said no casualty was recorded in both incidents.

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