Members of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, have killed two policemen attached to the Mobile Force unit (MOPOL) of the Nigeria Police Force in a fresh attack on Damboa town in Borno State.
It was learnt that the attack occurred on Thursday, with the insurgents also setting ablaze the MOPOL station which served as a barracks, as well as the civilian JTF Outpost in the town.
“The insurgents drove into Damboa from Biu Road around 5.30pm on Thursday in eight gun trucks and operated for over one hour,” the Punch quoted sources running humanitarian organisations in the town as saying.
“When they got into the town, they headed straight to the MOPOL barracks and started shooting indiscriminately. They killed two MOPOL and razed down the whole building. They also burnt down two MOPOL vehicles.
“Afterwards, they headed to the CJTF Outpost and set it on fire. They also burnt one vehicle of the CJTF,” the humanitarian source disclosed.
The newspaper reported that the sources later confirmed that soldiers of the Nigerian Army repelled the attack.
It, however, could not ascertain whether there were casualties on either the part of the terrorists or the army.