Two members of Boko Haram have been shot dead, just as the dreaded sect freed 40 inmates of Damaturu Prison in an early morning offensive, the police said on Sunday.
The Commissioner, Yobe State Police Command, Patrick Egbuniwe, said the sect also succeeded in taking away their members who were injured during the confrontation with policemen and men of the Joint Task Force.
Egbuniwe said: “There was an attack on the Yobe prison this morning.
“The Boko Haram sect attacked the prison through the Emir palace.
“Forty inmates escaped.
“They attacked with rifles.
“The police and the Joint Task Force confronted them and the Boko Haram members that were shot were carried away by the sect.”
Egbuniwe confirmed that some policemen were injured during the confrontation with the Boko Haram members.