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Two [2] Police officers, one CJTF member shot dead; Police patrol van seized in checkpoint attack

Two Police officers and an operative of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have been killed by suspected members of Boko Haram at a checkpoint along Maiduguri / Gubio highway on Sunday noon.

It was gathered that the terrorist stormed a joint checkpoint between Chabol and Magumeri at about 12:30pm, and killed 3 security personnel in the process.

According to a security source, the insurgents set ablaze a utility van belonging to the security personnel while they escaped in another Police van.

He said, “The incident occurred at outskirts of Magumeri and Chabol, we have reported that 2 police officers and a member of CJTF have lost their lives in the ambushed.”


Meanwhile, a top CJTF member, Bakura Aliyu, confirmed the incident to newsmen. He said that the terrorist stationed 3 gun trucks and then fired at the military base located in that area.

“We lost 3 person including one of our member and 2 Policemen, they came to attack a joint checkpoint, burnt a hilux vehicle and went away with another, “Bakura added.

He said that the insurgents carted away with several weapons and ammunition from the base during the attack.

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