Police and Army killed 7 Book Haram terrorist when they rejected an assault against convoy of some top Borno government officials.

Bornor state government officials who were attacked by deadly group are Commissioners for Justice – Kakashehu Lawal; Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement – Mustapha Gubio, and Local Government and Emirates – Sugun Mai-Mele

The attack occurred along Monguno-Nganzai road as they moved from Monguno, where they share relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

PRNigeria reports that the fighter, who rode on several motorcycle guntrucks, emerged from the bush and shot sporadically.

The joint escort team of soldiers and policemen, led by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Muhammed Ibrahim, returned fire.

The security forces engaged the sect members in a fierce battle that lasted 15 minutes. Seven insurgents were gunned down, while one was arrested.

The three soldiers injured during the encounter were evacuated to a Hospital in Maimalari for treatment for bullet wounds.

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