One policeman killed as troops Repel ISWAP Attack in Magumeri
By: Zagazola Makama
Atleast one policeman killed while repelling attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North Eastern Magumeri, Borno State.
It was gathered that the insurgents sneaked into a police formation at about 2 a.m. on one hilux truck and a motorcycle. They dropped their vehicle and sneaked on foot to avoid any sound that will alert the troops.
A Police source, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst that the terrorists attacked the police formation in two different directions resulting to the death of a Police Sergeant.
The sources said that the policemen swiftly engaged the terrorists in a gunbattle which lasted for about 30 minutes, forcing the terrorists to withdraw.
He said that they carted away with one police vehicle belonging to the Crack Operatives.
"The personnels were able to deflate the tyres of the vehicle before they took it away, he said, noting that reinforcement team were currently chasing the fleeing terrorists,"he said.
The Borno Police Commisioner, Abdu Umar, comfirmed the attack.