Seven terrorists killed as police, soldiers foil Boko Haram attack on Borno commissioners
Seven Boko Haram terrorists were killed when the Police and Army repelled an assault on a convoy of some top Borno government officials.
It was gathered that the incident happened along Monguno-Nganzai road when the officials drove from Monguno, where relief materials were distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Those attacked include, commissioners for Justice – Kakashehu Lawal; Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement – Mustapha Gubio, and Local Government and Emirates – Sugun Mai-Mele
The terrorists, who rode on several motorcycle gun trucks, emerged from the bush and shot sporadically, PRNigeria reports.
The joint escort team of soldiers and policemen, led by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Muhammed Ibrahim, engaged the Boko Haram insurgents in serious gun fire.
In the fierce battle that lasted 15 minutes, seven insurgents were gunned down, while one was arrested.
The three soldiers injured during the encounter were evacuated to a Hospital in Maimalari for treatment for bullet wounds.
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