Ebun Francis |
Retreating Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday night unleashed a male suicide bomber in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, injuring two policemen.
The attack happened hours after the insurgents were repelled by vigilant security operatives in a gun battle as they attempted to enter the city of Maiduguri.
The two officers who were injured in the suicide attack were part of those who pushed back the insurgent’s attack.
The bomber who reportedly hid inside a tree was said to have attacked an armoured patrol vehicle of the Federal special anti-robbery squad stationed at Jidari Polo.
Ismael Audu, a policeman, told newsmen that the attacker took he and his colleagues unaware.
“We killed many of them while others ran with various degrees of injuries,” he said.
“On our way back, a suicide bomber attacked our armoured van and the tires got damaged while two of our men were badly injured. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment. For now, we cannot give any number of casualties in the operation because this happened in the night.”