Police Officer Killed As ISWAP Terrorists Attack Security Operatives Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.
Security operatives have been attacked by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), in Auno, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to DailyPost, at least one police personnel died while others sustained injuries during the attack.
Auno is about 24 kilometers from the capital of the restive Maiduguri, Borno State capital, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.
It was gathered that terrorists in large numbers attacked a checkpoint of the policemen of the crack team at 0100 hrs on Monday, Aug 8, 2022, and began shooting.
Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, claimed intelligence sources told him that the two officers on duty engaged the terrorists in a gun duel, which resulted in the killing of one policeman.
He said that on hearing the sounds of gunshots, the other personnel rushed to the scene and engaged the terrorists, forcing them to withdraw.
He explained that the gunmen were believed to have maneuvered their way through a dug parapet and sneaked into the location on foot before attacking the unit.
“The personnel’s equally chased the terrorists through their escaped route but could not get them,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Boko Haram commander, Alhaji Modu, and 27 others have been killed in Borno according to reports from military authorities.