The terrorist sect Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out an attack in a school in Yobe early Friday morning. As early as 8am on Friday morning, a gunman armed with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and an AK47gun entered the gate of the college of Administrative and Business studies in Potiskum, Yobe state, Northeast Nigeria shooting sporadically.
Eyewitness account said the gunman entered the gate of the college and started shooting sporadically and when his ammunition was running out, he triggered the IED killing himself to avoid being arrested by the people who were determined to face the gunman.
It is believed that the gunman could be one of the remnants of the terrorist group Boko Haram. There are indications that about ten people were injured in the process of trying to stop the gunman when he started the sporadic shooting. The students of the school who were now familiar with the way the terrorist group operates ran out to confront the gunman with the intention of stopping the gunman.
Police sources say that about two people been arrested in connection with the shooting. The police PRO of Yobe state Toyin Gbadegesin also said that the situation has been brought under control and the public should go about their normal lives and not take the peace in the state for granted.
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