Gunmen Kill Two, Injure 10-year-old

Boko-HramTWO gunmen attacked the Potiskum Timber Market in Yobe State yesterday at about 1.30pm.

The attack led to the death of two persons, while a 10-year-old-child sustained thigh injury as a result of a stray bullet.

Potiskum is located 100 kilometres west of Damaturu, the state capital.

An eyewitness, Yakubu Usman, said the attackers in traditional gowns walked to the timber shed, pulled out their guns and shot two workers.

“After killing these people, they fired several shots into the air and fled in an unmarked Volkswagen Golf car. I cannot identify the people that were killed because everyone fled for cover,” said Usman.

Members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), he added, took the wounded child, to a hospital for treatment.

Confirming the incident in Damaturu, police spokesman, Gbadegeshin Toyin, said: “We are yet to get an official report on the Potiskum Timber Market attack and killings. As soon as the Area Commander sends in his report, I will brief you on casualties and measures we are taking to protect life and property in the state.”

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