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Officer killed as police repel ISWAP attack in Borno

Officer killed as police repel ISWAP attack in Borno
March 09
12:38 2023

A police officer has been killed by fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

The officer was said to have been killed while repelling an attack by ISWAP fighters.

According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the terrorists snuck into a police formation at about 2am on Thursday.

A source was quoted as saying the ISWAP fighters attacked the police formation from different directions.


The officers were said to have engaged the terrorists in a gun battle that lasted for about 30 minutes, forcing them to flee with a police vehicle.

“The personnel were able to deflate the tyres of the vehicle before they took it away,” a source was quoted as saying.

A reinforcement team has been deployed to go after the ISWAP fighters.


The development comes days after over 200 Boko Haram fighters were killed by ISWAP during a clash around Gudumbali, in Borno.

Meanwhile, on January 23, troops of the 25 Brigade, Operation Hadin Kai, repelled an attack by ISWAP in Komala village along the road leading to Maiduguri from Damboa town, Borno state.


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