The Nigerian Military in the early hours pf Saturday, February 14, 2015 repelled an attempt by Islamist sect, Boko Haram to overrun Gombe metropolis.
The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Major-General Chris Olukolade made this known to Thisday saying: “The terrorists’ attack on Gombe has been repelled. Troops are in pursuit.
“Calm has returned and troops are pursuing them and have pursued them up to Buni Yadi in Yobe State. That was where some of them ran to, They have actually ran to different directions and are being pursued.
“At the moment they went to Gombe just to prove a point that they are still alive and can disrupt the elections. You can see that they were distributing leaflets”.
Meanwhile the Gombe State government has declared a 24-hour curfew following the aforementioned attempt by Boko Haram.
The announcement of the curfew was made known via a statement by Abubakar Sule Bage, the Secretary to the Gombe State Government