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Police Publish Pictures Of SARS Operatives Killed By Boko Haram On Monday

Valentine Chinyem



The Borno State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has published names of three of its officers killed during a gun duel with Boko Haram insurgency on Monday.

The officers before their death were attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Borno Command.

Mourning the loss of the gallant officers, the SARS commander in Borno State Ibrahim Mohammed, a CSP, broke the news on his verified Facebook profile.

He praised the officers, who he said died after a fierce battle with the insurgents in Kundori village of Konduga local government.

“Yesterday 6th Jan 2020 at about 10:30 AM, SARS team on forwarding operation base at Kundori village, Konduga LG along Maiduguri/Damaturu highway came under heavy attack by Boko haram insurgents armed with five gun trucks.

“After a fierce battle, we lost the above great fighters who have made the squad and the Nigeria police command proud in previous encounters. We pray that Almighty God in His infinite mercy grants them eternal peace in paradise.”

The Commander said, while sharing their published obituary pictures.

However, Monday’s attack on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway also saw the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Olusegun Adeniyi running into an ambush by thr insurgents, late evening of the same day along the same route, while many travellers are still stranded.