Boko Haram insurgents on Friday attack the hometown of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, in Geidam, Yobe State.
The attackers invaded Alkali’s town on Friday evening before fighter jets emerged to push them back.
Reports say the terrorists attacked the heart of the town, burning shops and shooting continuously in a gun battle with troops.
The residents were forced to either lock themselves indoors or scamper into the bushes.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Abdulkarim Dungus, confirmed the attack.