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Policeman killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Policeman killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno
January 22
21:23 2021

A police officer was killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area (LGA) of Borno state. 

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The insurgents came into the village on motorcycles, and stormed the police checkpoint located about 20 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital.

A military source told TheCable that troops from the army’s 212 battalion were immediately deployed to repel the attack.

“Nobody was informed about what was going on, even when the attack happened. It was later that the troops of 212 battalion of the Nigerian army were reinforced to the scene,” he said.

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“The body of the deceased police officer has been recovered and taken to the mortuary.”

The military also repelled an attack in Mafa local government area of the state.

The insurgents were said to have stormed Mafa on gun trucks at about 6pm.

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A source said the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun fight that lasted for about one hour.

“They came through Ajiri Mafa in an attempt to overrun the town, but we engaged them in a heavy gunfight, forcing them to withdraw,” he said.

Edet Okon, police spokesperson in the state, could not be reached to comment on the attack at the time of this report.borno

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