Army Lieutenant, Police Sergeant Killed By Boko Haram

By Ali Wakil, Maiduguri
Borno State police command has confirmed that a police sergeant was killed in Wednesday’s terrorists attack at Magumeri in Magumeri local government area of the state.
An Army Lieutenant identified as Lieutenant AC Oguntoye was also said to have been killed by the terrorists in Wednesday’s attack.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident in a statement in Maiduguri.
Sources said the militants ambushed the Lieutenant and his colleagues on their way to Gubio from a shooting range competition in Monguno.
The officers were pinned down by terrorists in Magumeri where they razed down houses, including a police station in the town.
A spokesperson to the Nigerian army later said the insurgents who were being shielded by members of the Magumeri community have been subdued.
“On Wednesday evening, information was received that Magumeri town was under attack by Boko Haram elements. On receipt of the report, teams of Anti Robbery Squad and other personnel were quickly mobilised to the scene.
“A mobile police sergeant, Haliru Aliyu, deployed with the military in Magumeri on special duty, was killed while Sgt. Lawrence Ayeni sustained gunshot injury and is currently at the military hospital receiving treatment,” Isuku said.
He added that a water tanker and a bus belonging to Magumeri Local Government and two other civilian vehicles were burnt in the attack.
According to the police spokesman, military reinforcement from Damasak and Maiduguri engaged the escaping terrorists and recovered one Hilux vehicle mounted with anti-aircraft gun from the terrorists.


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