Suspected Boko Haram sect members last night attacked a police facility in Darazo, Bauchi State, killing one policeman and two civilians, including a little girl. Another girl received serious bullet wounds.
A military source said the gun duel with security operatives lasted over one hour when the suspected sect members stormed the Darazo police station. The gunmen also tried to enter some commercial banks in the town, but were repelled by the operatives.
Another source in Darazo told SaharaReporters that the gun fight created panic in the area.
“It was bad experience when Boko Haram men started exchanging fire, two of our girls were shot but one survived while one of our friends was gunned down in the cross fire,” he recounted. “As for now, normalcy has returned but security operatives are still combing forests and other possible hideouts of Boko Haram.”