Ten persons have been killed by Boko Haram in Damaturu, Yobe, state Police Command has confirmed.
The Police explained that several others were wounded in the attack which occurred in Geidam town.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the spokesman for the Command, said the victims were in a local beer parlour, popularly known as Kwari, on the outskirts of the town when the insurgents struck on Wednesday.
He also explained that the insurgents killed a young man who operates a SIM card registration shop in the town.
According to him, the insurgents who operated on motorcycles invaded the staff quarters of a public school in the area.
The spokesman urged the residents to report suspicious movements and persons in their communities to security agencies, saying that the command sympathised with the community over the attack.
He assured, “Currently, normalcy has returned and people are going about their normal business as security operatives were deployed for patrols and visibility policing to avert future occurrence of the attack.”