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Boko Haram clash with soldiers in Maiduguri, kills Corporal in Adamawa

Channels Television  
Updated February 29, 2012

Suspected members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram on Wednesday clashed with members of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Abaganaram ward of Maiduguri the Borno state capital leaving one soldier injured.

The injured soldier was rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) by the JTF patrol vehicle and admitted at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) and Intensive Care Units (ICU) of the hospital at 9.35am.

Five vehicles and six tricycles destroyed were also destroyed in the clash.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Hassan Mohammed said suspected Boko Haram members detonated a bomb Wednesday morning at about 7.30am at a roadside shop around the Customs Bridge area in the city of Maiduguri.

He said though no one was hurt, the explosion destroyed some cars in the area.

Col. Mohammed pleaded with the members of the public to report any threat to public property to security agents, adding that; “some group of hoodlums claiming to be members of the sect have engaged in the destruction of public property as two schools have been burnt within the metropolis in few days.

OTHER ATTACKS IN ADAMAWA

Meanwhile forty-eight hours after an attack was made by unidentified gunmen at Shuwa divisional police station in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, another gun battle in Demsa local government area of the state has left one policeman dead.

Reports from the Adamawa state police command says the attackers, who were described as unknown gunmen went into the Demsa police division and opened fire on the policemen on duty and a cross fire ensued.

The gunmen were said to have killed one police corporal, identified as Lukman Abdullahi while the police equally killed one of the attackers.

Adamawa state police public relations officer, ASP Altine Daniel who confirmed the incident disclosed that the police station which was attacked late in the evening on Tuesday was not destroyed adding that the riffle of the deceased police officer however was taken away.