Adamawa state police command has confirmed that 35 prison inmates were set free by yet to be identified gunmen that struck in Maiha town early last Friday.

“At the prisons, 35 inmates were released, but 11 of them have been re-arrested,” he said. The Adamawa Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, also confirmed the attack and the killing of two individuals.

“We lost one of our men and a civilian,” Ibrahim said.

Several vehicles and motorcycles parked at the affected areas, including those of customs and policemen, were burnt.

Also speaking,the Chairman of Maiha Local Government of Adamawa, Mallam Mohammed Jibrilla, said that the gunmen came on foot and motorcycles. Jibrilla told Saharareporters on the telephone that the gunmen divided themselves into groups before attacking their targets.

He listed the police station, prison, Presidential Lodge, Area Court, District Head’s office, Local Education Authority and the Nigeria Customs Service offices as some of the affected public places.

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