A Nigerian Lieutenant has been killed in an attack in Magumeri town in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday evening.
A Security source said the militants ambushed Lieutenant Akinwale Christopher Oguntoye and his colleagues on their way to Gubio from a shooting range competition in Monguno. The officers were pinned down by terrorists in Magumeri where they razed down houses, including a police station in the town. Lt. Akinwale was a member of the 60 Regular Course cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was briefly an Aide De Camp to a former President of Guinea-Bissau
The militants rode into the area in 10 utility vehicles, shooting and attacking military formations. A press release from the Nigerian police stated that a police Sergeant Haliru Aliyu was also killed in the attack while another sustained leg injury from gunshots.