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- Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 22:30
- Written by Admin
Two police officers attached to the Bauchi State Police Command have been killed in an ambush on Bauchi-Kano Road by suspected Boko Haram members. They were killed on Wednesday while on patrol while some of their colleagues escaped with injuries. Spokesman for the state police command, Umaru Ladan, confirmed the incident,
saying the police were investigating the matter.
Three days ago Boko Haram gunmen shot dead the former Borno State Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Kadiri Kaza’a; and a senior officer with the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), Mr. Mohammed Lawan, at their residences.
Kaza’a and Lawan’s deaths also came on the heels of another suicide attack in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, where the Joint Task Force (JTF) military post was attacked, leaving six soldiers and two civilians dead. That was barely 48 hours after a suicide bomber almost killed the Emir of Fika, at a central mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State, last week.
The killing of the six soldiers and two civilians was said to have been carried a suicide bomber riding in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), and attacked the JTF military post in Shagari Quarters of Damaturu.