Boko Haram: Gunmen Attack Football Fans at Viewing Center in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram members yesterday attacked fans at a football viewing center at Central Market area, (Gabashin Kasuwa) in Potiskum town of Yobe state.

Yobe State Commissioner of Police Sanusi A Rufa’i confirmed the attack saying that one person died instantly while many others were injured.
He said that the injured were taken to a hospital in Potiskum.

We gathered that the attackers stormed the area at around 8:45pm in Volkswagen Golf car and parked at the entrance of the viewing center before unleashing the terror.


An eye witness, Malam Abubakar, said that five of the attackers went into the center and opened fire while the remaining members of the gang continued shooting sporadically outside.  
He said that the person who died instantly was a commercial phone charger outside the viewing center, adding that the number of casualties could not be ascertained because many people escaped with bullet wounds.

A source at the Potiskum General Hospital confirmed receiving one corpse and eight wounded people.

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