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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Fleet Of APC Presidential Aspirant,Killed Three Policemen,Inflict Injury On Four Others

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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Fleet Of APC Presidential Aspirant, Killed Three Policemen, Inflict Injury On Four Others

 

Reports say the insurgents attacked the fleet along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road while it was travelling from Abuja for a presidential campaign in Maiduguri.

 


 

The convoy carrying policemen attached to unidentified presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) was attacked by fighters of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād.

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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Fleet Of APC Presidential Aspirant,Killed Three Policemen,Inflict Injury On Four Others

Terrorists with assault weapons

 

Reports say the insurgents attacked the fleet along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road while it was travelling from Abuja for a presidential campaign in Maiduguri.

 

On Sunday, the incident occurred in Goni Matari village, Kaga Local Government Area, Borno State.

 

Former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, and Tein T.S. Jack-Rich, all APC presidential aspirants, were all in Borno over the weekend.

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“The officers were from Abuja, not Borno command. They were attached to one of the presidential aspirants visiting Borno on Sunday but I can’t confirm which of the aspirants (was involved) currently.

“The insurgents also burnt two patrol vehicles they were travelling in. Two of the policemen died on the spot while one died later at the hospital. Four others are currently hospitalised,” a police source told SaharaReporters.

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Meanwhile, the attack has been claimed by ISWAP.

 

The group, however, claimed that seven police officers were killed in the ambush.

 

Boko Haram and its offshoot, ISWAP, have been extremely violent.

 

The Nigerian Army has claimed repeatedly that the insurgency has been largely defeated.

 

The terror group has killed over 100,000 people and displaced millions more, primarily in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states