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  • Crime - Borno
  • Updated: May 21, 2024

Police confirm ISWAP attack on Borno community, murder of DPO

Police confirm ISWAP attack on Borno community, murder of DP

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed an attack on New Marte community in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State by ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists and the killing of a Divisional Police Officer during the attack.

The Command's spokesperson, ASP Nahum Daso confirmed the incident to Leadership on Tuesday, saying: “The sad news is true.”

The attack which occurred on Monday night also left two other persons injured. 

Sources who spoke to the aforementioned media outlet said the terrorists invaded the community at about 7:30 p.m. and attacked a health worker.

The sources added that the health worker escaped and sought refuge at the police station.

The DPO was reported to have mobilized a team to go after the terrorists but they were ambushed and he lost his life.

According to the report, a security source also confirmed the incident, saying: “Boko Haram entered New Marte yesterday (Monday) and killed the DPO and wounded two others. 

"They came to attack one Dr. Adamu Fatai inside the host community of New Marte and went straight to his place.

"The doctor on noticing their suspicious movement, sneaked out to the Police station to notify the security people who mobilised themselves and also moved to the doctor’s place to counter the insurgents.

“Unfortunately, the terrorists shot dead the DPO who led the police team. Two others were injured.”

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