|Abubakar Mohammed Inspector General of Nigerian Police|
I just got the report of massive bombings and gunshots in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The attacks began around 5:00pm, according to witnesses who say that no less the 25 gunshots have been heard. The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) and Boko Haram militants are engaged in ongoing gun battles in the Sabon Pegi area, near the residence of Gov. Ibrahim Geidam.
A source has just informed me that sporadic shootings are still taking place in the New Jerusalem area. My source, along others, are in hiding as the fighting between JTF forces and Boko Haram members is increasing in intensity.
Sources confirmed that residents are taking refugee in various areas throughtout the city.