Gunmen Attack Police Station,Prison in Maiduguri

Channels Television  
Updated March 7, 2012

Gunmen suspected to be boko haram members, attacked a prison, police station and local government office in Konduga, Maiduguri wounding at least three police officers.

According to the police spokesman, Samuel Tizhe, the police station was set ablaze while the secretariat and prison were attacked with explosives.

Residents disclosed that gunmen stormed Konduga in the late hours of Tuesday, shooting sporadically and bombing the police station and local government office.

Konduga, 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Maiduguri for some time now has served as the base of boko haram, an Islamic sect blamed for scores of attack that has killed hundreds, mainly in the north.

One resident said a church was also attacked, but the information has not been confirmed by the police.