There was pandemonium in Ringim town, headquarters of Ringim local government area of Jigawa state Sunday night as gunmen stormed the town and started shooting.
An indigene of the town who spoke to newsmen on phone said the gunmen arrived Ringim town around 8 pm and took over the personal residence of former Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim as well as the Divisional Police headquarters, while people deserted their business places and entered their respective homes.
He added that there were bomb explosions in the town. As at press time Sunday night shooting was still going on as the residents were locked up inside their houses.
Contacted the PPRO Jigawa State Command, ASP Abdul Jinjiri confirmed the incident but said the police had little information to give tothe press.