The suspected member of boko haram fired shots into the house of a police sergeant in the north eastern town of potiskum late Sunday, a police spokesman in yobe state, toyin gbadegesin told AFP. They fired shots at him while sitting in the midst of his family. He managed to avoid the bullets and scaled over the fence.
His daughter was not so lucky as the gun men shot the seven year old dead and seriously injured another 12year old daughter and a 10year old son who are now in the hospital.
The attackers targeted a police station, a bank and a hotel but were repelled by army troops. According to lieutenant colonel sagir musa, spokesman of the joint task force in borno state "3 boko haram terrorists were killed and many escaped with bullet wounds" musa said.