Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked and killed two officers at a police station in Gwoza town, Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region.
Security sources however say that the sect members lost seven of its members in the attack.
A senior police officer who confirmed the attack and killings, but asked not to be named adds that suspected boko haram members opened fire on policemen at the Gwoza police station at about 8 a.m. yesterday.
Gwoza is about 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where boko haram was formed.
Security officials believe the sect has camps in Gwoza, where 11 soldiers on an anti-insurgency operation were killed in June.
A former director of the State Security Service, Mr Mike Ejiofor, has said that Nigerians should give the Federal Government the support it needs to combat terrorism in the country.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, he said that as long the Federal Government continues to get this support, since stepping up its fight to phase out the insurgents that almost rendered the government toothless in terms of security; the insurgents will be phased out not at once but gradually.
“It has taken over a long period of time before we got to where we are so I don’t expect that within one month all the problems will be resolved
So gradually, we are getting there, there’s no gainsaying there must be some skirmishes, there must be isolated cases of attacks, because it’s an asymmetrical war, it is not a war you have an opponent you are facing and taking on, one on on,”. he said.
Commenting on the relaxed curfew in Yobe state, he said the success recorded by the special troops in the region gave rise to the adjustment in curfew.
He added that life is gradually returning to normal in Yobe State as normal activities have resumed.