The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the killing of four policemen by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Friday in Gajiram, headquarters of Nganzai local government area of Borno State.
Confirming the incident to our correspondent yesterday in Maiduguri, the state’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Nahun Daso, said the bodies of the slain police officers had been recovered.
A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, said the terrorists disguised themselves and sneaked into the town at about 11am on Friday and went straight to the police quarters in Gajiram town and opened fire, killing the four policemen.
Sources said mobile policemen at the police quarters engaged the terrorists in a heavy gun battle which prevented them from burning down the quarters.
It was learnt that when the troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ Joint Taskforce arrived the scene, the terrorists had fled.
Gajiram is about 73 Kilometres from Maiduguri.