Suspected Boko Haram sect members last night shot dead five persons they found playing cards in Gombe, Gombe State. Several others were also seriously injured. Aside from the five that were confirmed dead, ten victims are reportedly in critical condition from bullet pellets that pieced their bodies. A security source told SaharaReporters that doctors in area hospitals were currently battling to save the lives of the injured.
One of the survivors disclosed that the sect members came on bikes chanting,“Allah Kubar,” then started firing at the group of people playing cards at an area called Angwan Bagadaza. A security operative confirmed the incident.
Our correspondent learnt that people around the scene took to their heels on hearing the spatter of gunshots.
Several eyewitnesses said that the attackers wore traditional flowing gowns. They also disclosed that the armed assailants escaped immediately after the attacks before the arrival of officers of the joint task force that patrols Gombe town. SaharaReporters learnt that the joint task force members launched a manhunt for the suspected killers, arresting one suspect.