Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Saturday attacked the town of Dukku and nearby Tilen village in Gombe state, northeast Nigeria, killing five people as the country voted in presidential elections, witnesses and residents report.

The gunmen stormed Dukku, 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the state capital Gombe city at about 11:30 am, shooting randomly as voters queued up at polling stations.

“Three people were killed,” local resident Ibrahim Ahmad said, adding that the gunmen then killed a state assembly lawmaker and the local chief in the nearby herding village of Tilen.

In related news, four persons including a soldier are feared dead during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.

Four persons including a soldier are feared dead during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.

Unknown gunmen are reported to have opened fire at a vehicle convening security men around Whimpy area of ObioAkpor, killing one of the security personnel on the spot.

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