Boko Haram insurgents once again ambushed a police convoy on the highway between Maiduguri- Damboa road in Borno state, security source said on Wednesday .
The ambush was said to have lead to the death of a policeman while three others were wounded.
However, the police claimed that the attack was repelled, adding that one policeman was killed while another was injured.
The insurgents opened fire on the convey at a remote village of Kubwa in Damboa local government area of the state on their way to Maiduguri.
The Area Commander of Biu Police Division was said to be among those attacked.
“The terrorist ambushed our men who left Biu Command, Tuesday, between Damboa – Maiduguri Highway in Damboa, the Area Commander and his men was under gun battle with [the insurgents] at Kubwa village: a policeman was killed and three others sustained various degree of injuries,” the source explained.
The source also added that “the injured ones have been evacuated from the scene to Maiduguri hospital for immediate treatment.”
Confirming the incident, the PPRO of the Command, DSP Victor Isuku stated that
“Yesterday at about 1030hrs, a police patrol vehicle from Biu Area Command on investigation activity to Maiduguri, were ambushed and attacked by persons reasonably believed to be Boko Haram terrorists at Kubuwa village in Damboa LGA.
The team fought gallantly, and were able to repel the attackers who ran into the bush with some of them sustaining injuries.
However we lost a policeman, while another sustained gunshot injuries. The victim and the fallen policeman were taken to General hospital Damboa, and the injured policeman is responding to treatment ”