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Gunmen Attack Church, Brutalize Policeman in Borno

Some gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect yesterday launched an attack on the Ekliziyar Yan’uwa a Nigeriya (Church of Brethern), also known as EYN in Bulumkutu ward of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, injuring one policeman.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the gunmen came in a tricycle (Keke NAPEP) at about 11:02a.m. When the congregation was listening to sermon from the pastor and thereafter opened fire on the JTF troops deployed to the church to protect lives and property, but unfortunately, the troops repelled the attack hence a policeman was injured.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen numbering about five, came on a tricycle and started shooting which he believed was targeted at the JTF security personnel attached to the church, but with the quick response from the JTF operatives, the gunmen had no other option than to flee from arrest. He said even though he couldn’t get the details of the attack as to whether one or two of the gunmen sustained gunshot injuries, he was optimistic that one of the security personnel was shot in the leg, as he noticed it when he was being rushed to the hospital for treatment.

When contacted on the phone, the JTF spokesman, Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa, confirmed the incident. The Lt. Colonel said at about 11.a.m some Boko Haram suspects attempted to attack the JTF location at the EYN church in Bulumkutu ward of Maiduguri metropolis, but were repelled, pointing out that one policeman sustained gunshot injury on his leg. He said the policeman was treated and immediately discharged from the hospital.



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