Armed assailants suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked Gwoza town in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, on Saturday, disrupting voting exercise.
The terrorists attacked while voters were participating in the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections.
Emir of Gwoza, Mohammed Shehu Timta, confirmed the attack, adding that five persons were injured.
“Boko Haram insurgents launched attack into the heart of the town, shooting sporadically. Five people sustained injuries. The injured have been taken to Maiduguri for medical attention.
Security agents reinforced quickly and chased the attackers.
“They came around 8:30am, so voters had lined-up for accreditation when the incident occurred, many voters that scampered for safety have not returned while we are making efforts to convince them to return”
“DIG of police in charge of North East, who is from Gwoza, was here and things are now under control,” he said.
Gwoza is the hometown of notable Senator Ali Ndume who is a member of the ruling party.
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