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Dark Sunday: Ambush On Military Patrol Kills 7 In Yobe!


Suspected Boko Haram members on Sunday laid an ambush on a police patrol killing about 5 people in the process. The incident occurred in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

In what seemed to be a well planned suicide attack, two suicide bombers in a sport utility vehicle rammed into a military patrol and detonated explosives which had been packed into the SUV. The Yobe State Commissioner for Police, Patrick Egbuniwe confirmed the incident. He however said the occupants of the vehicle were being chased by the patrol team and detonated the explosives when they had closed in on him.

The explosion is coming two days after the Emir of Fika, a paramount traditional ruler in the state narrowly escaped being killed in a suicide bomb attack.

Also on Sunday, the former Commissioner of  Environment in Borno State, Alhaji Kadiri Kaza’a was shot dead in Maiduguri, Borno State by suspected Boko Haram members. A senior officer of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), Mohammed Lawan, too was shot dead on Sunday in his residence. Both men were killed in the presence of their wives and children.

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