Two other officers were injured in the clash.
The Joint Task Force in Yobe on Tuesday confirmed the death of its officer in the Sunday clash with insurgents at Geidam in Yobe.
In a statement, the JTF spokesman, Eli Lazarus, confirmed that two other officers sustained injuries.
“One officer was killed and two others injured are receiving treatment, while four suspected insurgents dressed in military uniforms were killed in the encounter.
“The dead bodies of the insurgents were haphazardly dressed in military uniforms. Some wear only the top, while others trousers.
“The suspected terrorists are heading toward Geidam town to carry out attacks and have an encounter with JTF troops close to Tumbulgi, 11 kilometers north of Geidam, and were successfully repelled,’’ Mr. Lazarus said.
Yobe is one of the northern states considered the den of the insurgent Boko Haram.
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