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Policeman dies in Boko Haram ambush, another injured

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The Borno Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the killing of a policeman after suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed a patrol vehicle in Biu Local Government Area of the state.

The Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku, made the confirmation in a statement in Maiduguri.

“A police patrol vehicle from Biu Area Command on investigation activity to Maiduguri was ambushed and attacked by persons reasonably believed to be Boko Haram terrorists at Kubuwa village in Damboa Local Government Area.

“The team fought gallantly, and were able to repel the attackers who ran into the bush with some of them sustaining injuries,’’ Isuku said.

“However, we lost a policeman, while another sustained gunshot wounds.

He said that the victim and the fallen policeman were taken to the general hospital, Damboa and that the injured policeman was responding to treatment.’’



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