Boko Haram Kills One Soldier Injure Police In Checkpoint Attack

Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday, 12 attacked a military check-point outside the city of Maiduguri killing a soldier and injured a police officer.

Nigerian soldiers prepare to head off on patrol to search for Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri in Borno State, in Nigeria’s northeast on March 25, 2016 (AFP/File)

Punch reports that the attack was carried out in the evening of Wednesday, by two male suicide bombers who detonated their explosives at a checkpoint in Dalori.

Other terrorists who were around opened fire that killed a soldier and left a policeman injured.

A military officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attack.

“We lost a soldier in the Boko Haram attack at Dalori Sector 3 checkpoint while a mobile policeman was injured.”

Babakura Kolo who is a civilian vigilante also confirmed the attack saying the terrorists carted away weapons.

He however said military reinforcement was able to push the terrorists back.

The attack sent shock waves throughout the village and in the IDP camp nearby.


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