Boko Haram kills 2 policemen, seize patrol vans as new service chiefs visit Borno


Suspected armed Boko Haram members invaded Chabal and other communities of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday afternoon killing two policemen and abducted two others.

The terrorists ambushed and seized two patrol vehicles and also set ablaze another one along Maiduguri-Chabal- Magumeri road.

This unfortunate incident is coming on the day the newly appointed service chiefs paid their first operational visit to Maiduguri in order to assess the security situations.

A source who spoke to newsmen stated: “The service chiefs currently in Maiduguri for their first operational visit to Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, since their appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The service chiefs while in Maiduguri were briefed at the headquarters command and control centre Maimalari cantonment Maiduguri, after which they all visited Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum and the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi to seek their collaborative support to end the lingering, more than a decade crisis.

“But unfortunately, some armed insurgents wreaked havoc today and killed two policemen on patrol before abducting two others.

“Also during the Chabal and Magumeri communities onslaught, the insurgents went away with two patrol vehicles after setting ablaze one other vehicle, while the dead bodies of the policemen were conveyed to Maiduguri with one injured Police Officer now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Maiduguri.”


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