Police affirm assault on Borno officers by Boko Haram, reveal variety of casualties

The Police in Borno on Saturday confirmed the loss of life of eight personnel m and three members of the Civilian Joint Activity Drive in an assault on the convoy of officers of Borno State Authorities.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Edet Okon, who disclosed this in a press release launched in Maiduguri, additionally stated 13 others have been injured.

The Information Company of Nigeria studies that the officers, who’re members of the IDP Resettlement Committee, have been on the best way to Baga city once they have been attacked.

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The state governor, Prof. Babagan Zulum, was not within the convoy when the assault occurred.

Okon stated that at about 12 pm on Friday, the safety convoy heading to Baga got here beneath heavy gun assault by armed males, suspected to be Boko-Haram insurgents.

He stated that the safety convoy returned fireplace and efficiently repelled the assault.

“Within the ensuing gunfight, nonetheless, casualties have been recorded on either side.

“Sadly, eight policemen and three members of the Civilian Joint Activity Drive paid the supreme worth.

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“13 different individuals sustained varied levels of accidents and have been rushed to the hospital for therapy.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Bello Makwashi assures members of the general public that the Nigeria Police is decided to hold out its constitutional mandate of defending lives and property”, he stated.

Okon assured that the police wouldn’t relent in offering the wanted safety for the nice residents of Borno
always.

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