No life lost in Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri — Police

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Police in Borno say there was no loss of life in Wednesday night attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Auno village, near Maiduguri.

The attack came barely a week after the insurgents carried out a daring invasion of Maiduguri, the Borno capital, killing at least six persons and injuring over 50 others.

On Wednesday, at about 7 p.m., echoes of gunshots filtered in to Maiduguri from the Maiduguri-Damaturu road axis.

Neither the police nor the military could give details of the attack until Thursday afternoon.

The spokesman of the police in Borno state, Edet Okon, a deputy superintendent, confirmed that Boko Haram gunmen attempted an attack on a military location at Auno. He said the attack was eventually repelled.

He said no life was in the attack.

“Yesterday at about 6.45pm, suspected Boko Haram terrorist attempted to attack a military location at Auno village situated along Maiduguri/Damaturu highway. They were promptly repelled by troops.

“Apart from a Peugeot J5 vehicle which was burnt by the terrorists, no life was lost in the attack and normalcy has been restored in the village. Military/ Police reinforcements were dispatch to the area to improve security.


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“The commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu, thereby urges members of the public to go about their lawful activities without fear”.


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