Defence & Security

Terrorists invade security post, kill soldier, police in Borno

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

Terrorists suspected to be Boko Haram members have reportedly invaded a security post in Borno State, killing a soldier and police officer.

It was gathered that the incident occurred along the Molai/Damboa road in the state on Monday afternoon.

A military source said that they had received an earlier intelligence that terrorists would carry out some attacks during the week in response to the recent killing of some Boko Haram commanders

The security post that was attacked is said to be manned by a Joint Task Force (JTF) made up of military personnel and mobile police officers.

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The suspected Boko Haram members, who invaded the security post, were conveyed on motorcycles and vehicles and were armed with “sophisticated weapons”.

They reportedly seized a military gun truck and ambulance, which they set ablaze as they fled into a nearby bush.

According to information from the military command in the area, aside from the two security operatives who were killed in the attack, a police officer also sustained injury.

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had to deploy a team that later arrived the scene and went after the insurgents who had fled into the bush.

The attack is coming few days after the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) killed 10 Boko Haram commanders in the Lake Chad region.

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