Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
Suspected armed members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect invaded Chabal and other communities of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday, killing two policemen before abducting two others, Channels TV reported.
The terrorists also in an ambush seized two patrol vehicles and set ablaze another one along Maiduguri-Chabal- Magumeri 35km Road north of the state capital.
Chabal is less than 22km drive from Maimalari Cantonment, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri.
The unfortunate incident is coming on the day all the newly appointed Service Chiefs paid their first on-the-spot assessment of the security situation in Maiduguri.
The Service Chiefs currently in Maiduguri for their first operational visit to Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, since their appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Also during the Chabal and Magumeri communities’ onslaught, the insurgents went away with two patrol vehicles after setting ablaze one of the vehicle, while the dead bodies of the policemen were conveyed to Maiduguri with one injured police officer now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Maiduguri,” a source was quoted as saying.