Eyewitnesses told journalists in Mubi that a unit of military patrol team were also attacked by the gunmen, injuring the men on duty.
The witnesses said that unidentified gunmen attacked a military patrol vehicle on Ahmadu Bello Way in Mubi.
The attack was followed by multiple explosions and sporadic gunfire, which started at about 7.30 p.m. and lasted throughout the night in various parts of the town.
The witnesses said that some of the gunmen were riding in a car while others were on motorcycles.
One of the witnessed, Malam Bala Muhammad, told reporters that, the gunmen, riding in a car detonated an explosive device and opened fire on the moving military patrol vehicle.
He said that the soldiers, who were under heavy gun attack, responded to the fire in self-defence, adding that one soldier was killed and four others wounded in the surprise attack.
Muhammad said, “the gunmen fled the area, leaving one soldier killed and four others wounded. One police officer and other persons were also killed in the attack.
“We could not ascertain the identities of the four persons, whether they were pedestrians or gunmen.”
When contacted Tuesday, the Adamawa Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderene Shinaba, referred journalists to the command’s Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Mrs Altine Daniel.
But Daniel said that the command would address the press on the incident later on Tuesday. (NAN)