A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), a police officer and another person have reportedly been gunned down by Boko Haram terrorists along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road in northeast Nigeria.
Sources said the insurgents stationed three gun trucks between Chabol and Magumeri fired at the military base located in that area.
“After displacing the military, they attacked the police check point where they burnt down one police vehicle and took one with them. There are three corpses now at the spot. A CJTF, A Police Officer and another civilian.” The source said.
The attack is coming on the heels of reports that the new Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. General Lucky Irabor is leading other service chiefs and top military officials to Maiduguri as they begin their assignment on the ongoing military clearance of terrorists elements in the region.
Recall that, the Maiduguri, Magumeri road is where terrorists attacked exploration workers and staff of the University of Maiduguri killing 69 people in July 2017.
The attack on military base and police checkpoint along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road may also be as one of the point the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is talking about when he released a ten minute audio last week threatening more attacks in the region.