Some security sources have confirmed the killing of two policemen and a civilian by Boko Haram insurgents, according to our correspondent.
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They were reportedly killed in Borno State along the Maiduguri-Chabal-Magumeri Road.
Although details of the incident remain sketchy, a senior military officer told our correspondent that on Sunday, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint along the road and killed two police officers before kidnapping two others.
He said the gunmen also confiscated an operational police vehicle and burned another.
We have just received a signal that terrorists from Boko Haram have attacked a police officer in the Chabal community. A member of the civilian Joint Task Force was shot dead as well. Soldiers from the Maimalari Cantonment, 7 Nigerian Army Division in Maiduguri were mobilized to the area, said the source.
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Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defense Staff led by Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff, led this unfortunate incident on the day of Operation Lafiya Dole theater command in Maiduguri, Borno State.
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The new Service Chiefs are visiting the state for the first time since their appointment last week by President Mohammadu Buhari.
It is also their first operational visit, and it is believed that the fight against insurgents will be redefined.
They met Governor Babagana Zulum as well.
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