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ISWAP Terrorists Kill DPO, Injure 2 Others In Borno

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ISWAP Terrorists Kill DPO, Injure 2 Others In Borno

Maiduguri, Borno State- Suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed a Divisional Police Officer, Superintendent Sunday Pius, in the northern part of Borno State.

It was gathered that the terrorists sneaked into New Marte at about 7:30pm on Monday, May 20, 2024, and attacked a health worker who fortunately escaped.

The health worker reportedly ran to the station to alert the police. When he received a distress call, the DPO went after the terrorists, but unfortunately, they ambushed the police team.

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The security source said, “Boko Haram entered new Marte yesterday and killed the DPO and wounded two others. They came to attack one Dr. Adamu Fatai inside the host community of New Marte and went straight to his place.

“The doctor on noticing of their suspicious movement, sneaked out to the Police station to notify the security people who mobilised themselves and also moved to the doctor’s place to counter the insurgents.

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“Unfortunately, the terrorists shot dead the DPO who led the police team while two others were injured.”

Another source, a local vigilante, said, ”Very sad Wallahi. We even gave him a lift when we were returning to Dikwa that day. He said he was going to see his family in Maiduguri.”

The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Kenneth Daso, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

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According to him, “We received a distress call today that one of our officers, Superintendent Sunday Pius, a Divisional Police Officer in charge of New Marte was killed by terrorists last Monday evening,” the PPRO said.

“Although our dispatched team to Marte are yet to arrive with details, as soon as I get the details, I will furnish the press accordingly.

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