Police Sergeant killed by Boko Haram in Borno

The Borno Police Command on Thursday confirmed that an officer attached to it was killed in Wednesday terrorists’ attack on Magumeri Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesman, Mr Victor Isuku, in a statement on Thursday, said the deceased was a Mobile Police Sergeant.

He said, “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.”

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. (NAN)