Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has reportedly killed a member of the civilian JTF, a police officer and another person along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road, Borno state, northeast Nigeria.
Boko Haram insurgents stationed three gun trucks between Chabol and Magumeri and then fired at the military base located in that area.
“After displacing the military, they attacked the police checkpoint where they burnt down one police vehicle and took one with them. There are three corpses now at the spot. A CJTF, A Police Officer and another civilian.” a source told Daily Post.
Recall that in July 2017, Boko Haram attacked exploration workers and staff of the University of Maiduguri killing 69 people on Magumeri road.
This is coming when Nigeria’s service chiefs arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to meet with critical stakeholders to strategize on how to tackle Boko Haram insurgency in the theatre of war.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor led the delegation to arrive at the headquarters of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Others include the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. General Leo Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Maj. General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, AVM Awwal Gambo and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao.
Irabor, along with his team, was received by Maj.-Gen. Farouq Yahaya, Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Abdul Khalifa, the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army and other principal staff officers of the Military Command and Control Centre at the Headquarters of the Air Task Force.