Gombe community on fire again, One army shot, several injured.

As politicians are warming up for the 2023 general election, violence and clashes have taken over Gombe State as this has claimed life of a soldier who was reportedly shot and several persons injured in a fresh outbreak of violence in Nyuwar, a remote border community between Gombe and Adamawa states.

An eyewitness said the soldier was injured while trying to repel attacks on Nyuwar Community by neighbouring Waja community which carried out similar attack on Nyuwar and Jessu in April last year.

While the soldier was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment, the attack on the community however continue unabated as the combine team of security operatives stationed in the community was reportedly outnumbered by the attackers.

Several houses were also said to have been touched while women, children and the aged were forced to escape to neighbouring communities for refuge.
Meanwhile, tension is mounting in Jessu, a neighbouring community to Nyuwar as panicking residents hurriedly troop out of the town for safety.

Nyuwar and Jessu, the two Lunguda communities were attacked in April last year by the Wajas forcing many residents to relocate to neighbouring communities for safety.

Efforts to get the police comment on the fresh outbreak of violence proved abortive as he was said to have been busy attending to the situation.

The state Commissioner for Information Julius Ishaya however promised to get in touch with our correspondent as soon as he got details on the matter.

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