The extremist Boko Haram sect is currently attacking Bajoga town of Gombe state, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES.
“Sound of explosion and gunshots woke us up from sleep and we had to hurriedly leave to the outskirts of town where I am calling you from,” said our source, who gave his name as Mr. Sunday.
Bajoga hosts the Ashaka cement plant, and the Boko Haram sect carried out a similar raid on the plant last month during which they reportedly carted away four Toyota Hilux vans packed with explosives.
Panicked residents say that the insurgents came in about 30 hilux vans armed with an RPGS and other weapons chanting Allahu Akbar. Bajoga is about 70 kilometers from Gombe town, the state capital.
The attack started at about 7am on Thursday, Daily Trust learnt. They came in through neighbouring Yobe state.
A resident who spoke to Daily Trust through telephone said the rampaging insurgents targeted public buildings including schools, police stations and local government secretariat.
Last month’s, the insurgents launched a similar attack on Nafada, also in Gombe state.
The state shares common boundary with Yobe state where the activities of the insurgents have been high in the past five years.