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Nigeria - 20 Feared Killed As Gunmen Attack Prison, Police Station In Adamawa

About 20 people were feared killed and inmates set free, on Friday, after gunmen struck in Maiha in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Reports said the attack in the area, which shares a border with Cameroun, left also many people injured.

Witnesses said the divisional police station, the prison, the Customs area office and the presidential lodge, all located at the local government headquarters, were set on fire.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the town at about 3:00 a.m.

They reportedly overran the police station, carted away arms and ammunition and then proceeded to the prisons, where inmates were reportedly set free.

The entire town, according to the witnesses, was thrown into pandemonium during the attack.

When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Godfrey Okeke, confirmed the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ibrahim (DSP), also confirmed the attack and the killing of one policeman and a civilian. 

“We lost one of our men and a civilian,” Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In another development, the university community in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, was on Friday, disturbed by the killing of a don, Professor Hyacinth Nong Mbibu, by gunmen.

The gunmen were said to have left on a motorbike after shooting the don.

The authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University are said to have commenced investigation into the incident.

Sources said Professor Mbibu had attended to patients on Thursday night and was returning home when he was shot dead.

Reports said a nurse, who was with the deceased at the time of the attack, sustained gunshot wounds. She is said to be receiving treatment in a hospital. 

Mbibu, a professor of Urology at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, near Zaria, hailed from Taraba State and had spent more than 20 years in the university.
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