No fewer than two policemen were killed and five others injured when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters ambushed them along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road, Borno State on Sunday.
A security source said told Daily Trust that the insurgents attacked the policemen at Goni Matari village between Mainok and Jakana in Kaga Local Government Area of the state and burnt two patrol vehicles.
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“In the early hours of today, at about 0800hourz, our policemen came under ambush by Boko Haram terrorists who parked their vehicles and sneaked through the parapets around Goni Matari village, which was their usual crossing points.
“They also burnt two vehicles of the policemen and then ran away on sighting a reinforcement team headed by the commander of the 29 Task Force Battalion as well as the police CRACK team and Rapid Response Squad.
“The bodies of the two slain policemen were recovered by the team of personnel deployed from the Borno State Police Command,” the security source said.