Gunmen kill 25 in eastern Nigeria: police

Gunmen kill 25 in eastern Nigeria: police
# 24 March 2013 04:55 (UTC +04:00)

The attack took place in the town of Ganye in the eastern state of Adamawa on Friday, Mohammed Ibrahim, the Adamawa state police chief said on Saturday.

"We have 25 dead from yesterday's attacks in Ganye, which included a chief prison warder, a policeman and a prominent politician," Ibrahim stated.


Ibrahim said the gunmen attacked the prison, set an unspecified number of prisoners free, robbed a bank, and attacked two taverns.

It was not immediately clear how much money was stolen from the bank.

"The gunmen used bombs, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in the attack on the prison, the police station, the bank and some beer parlors," Ibrahim added.

Three unexploded bombs, a Kalashnikov rifle and some rounds of ammunition were recovered by police forces deployed to the scene.

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