Suspected terrorists believed to be fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province attacked a police station in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
Four policemen were reportedly killed after the terrorists stormed the police station in Gajiram town and opened fire on the policemen on duty.
The terrorists also set parts of the police station on fire during the attack. A source told Punch;
“Some of the police officers were also lucky to have survived the onslaught of the terror attack, but the unfortunate four officers paid the supreme price while on active duty.
“There was confusion in our town last night. The ISWAP fighters attacked the police station in Gajiram. They outnumbered and overpowered the policemen on duty.
“We found four dead bodies of the policemen who lost their lives early this morning. Some policemen are yet to return as we speak.”
A local vigilante group source who confirmed the attack told the publication that the terrorists left the scene before the military reinforcement arrived.
Commenting on the attack, Borno State Police Command spokesman, ASP Nahum Kenneth said;
“Yes, when we got the report and contacted the military who responded swiftly, because their troop mobilised and moved to the scene, but unfortunately, the invaders had escaped.”
“We received reports that insurgents attacked the Gajiram Police Station around 1 am today, Saturday, February 3.
“Four policemen indeed paid the supreme price in an exchange of fire with the terrorists when security agents quickly mobilised to repel the attack.
“Normalcy has since been restored in the town.”