Two persons have been confirmed dead, while three sustained injuries yesterday as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members opened fire on travellers on Damaturu Biu highway, security and military sources have said.
A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the terrorists had buried IEDs along the highway.
NE learnt the travellers took off from Damaturu on their way to Biu located 21 kilometres east of Damaturu when they encountered the insurgents midway into the journey.
The three injured were taken to Damaturu Specialists’ Hospital by security forces.
A hospital source at the Accident and Emergency ward of Damaturu Specialists’ Hospital confirmed that three people have been treated and referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe.