The deadly Boko Haram insurgents killed a police officer on Friday during an invasion Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area (LGA) of Borno state.
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 said troops from the army’s 212 battalion were immediately dispatched to fend off the attack.
Confirming the death of the police, the military source said his body had been retrieved and deposited at the morgue.
“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.
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.
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.
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