September 26, 2022

Police officer killed as ISWAP strikes along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road

Police officer killed as ISWAP strikes along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road

At least one police personnel died while others sustained injuries after they repelled an attack by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), in Auno, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Auno is about 24 kilometers from the capital of the restive Maiduguri, Borno State capital, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.

It was gathered that terrorists in large numbers attacked a checkpoint of the policemen of the crack team at 0100 hrs on Monday, Aug 8, 2022, and began shooting.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, claimed intelligence sources told him that the two officers on duty engaged the terrorists in a gun duel, which resulted in the killing of one policeman.

He said that on hearing the sounds of gunshots, the other personnel rushed to the scene and engaged the terrorists, forcing them to withdraw.

He explained that the gunmen were believed to have manoeuvred their way through a dug parapet and sneaked into the location on foot before attacking the unit.

“The personnel’s equally chased the terrorists through their escaped route but could not get them,” he said.

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