Suspected members of the Boko Haram Sect Monday invaded Shani Local Government Area of Borno state setting ablaze the Divisional Police Station and many other building in the town.
They were said to have razed down shops and vehicles using Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs.
The caretaker chairman of Shani council, Alhaji Modu Walama who was said to have escaped series of attacks by assassins and terrorists in recent past, narrowly escaped being killed by the terrorists who were poaching for him.
They were said to have attacked the council boss family house in Walama and killed one of his sons when they discovered that the Chairman was not in the house.
It was gathered from sources that the heavily armed terrorists invaded the town on motorcycles and bombed the Divisional Police Headquarters at about 2:45pm on Monday, after they realized that almost all the policemen on duty had fled the area.
They were said to have snatched one of the patrol vehicles of the police and set it ablaze after they discovered that the engine is not in perfect order.
They went from there into the town and shot sporadically aimlessly in the town before fleeing towards Gwaskara village.
Shani is the southern part of the troubled state and about 245 kilometres drive from Maiduguri and shares boundary with some parts of Adamawa state.
Mallam Aliyu Usman , a resident of Shani who was among those who fled out of town during the attack told journalists that they got news of the terrorists lurking around the town at about 8am when they were sighted by some women on their farmlands around Walama, an outskirt of the town.
They had scared off the women from their farms, telling them that they have deadly mission to execute in some places in Shani.
All effort to get the Police Public Relations Officer, Gideon Jubrin for confirmation was not successful as his phone line was inaccessible as at the time of filing the report.