Borno Police Command on Thursday confirmed that a police sergeant was
killed in Wednesday’s terrorists attack at Magumeri in Magumeri Local
Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident in a
statement on Thursday.
“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,” Mr. Isuku said.
He said 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 terrorists and recovered one Hilux vehicle
mounted with anti-aircraft gun from the terrorists.