Repentant Boko Haram members attack police station, checkpoints in Borno State 

Some repentant Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a police station in Maiduguri the Borno State capital in an attempt to free their arrested colleagues.

It was gathered that some of the repentant terrorists were arrested by operatives of the state police command for allegedly indulging in nefarious activities.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Borno State, Kenneth Daso, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, said the suspects also attacked the Nigeria Immigration Service and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, checkpoints.

The PPRO, however, revealed that the assailants, who invaded the police station, were repelled by officers on duty.

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He said the attack was heralded by an operation carried out by the police where at least eight persons were arrested for drug peddling and other offences.

“Following an intelligence report that some drug peddlers, smokers, repentant and Boko Haram insurgents are indulging in nefarious activities, eight persons were arrested including seven male and a female in that operation with 476grams of illicit substances.

“As you know, such activities have been banned in the area by the state government since last year.

“Few hours after the arrest, some unscrupulous persons, so-called repentant Boko Haram, dressed up in military attire tried to invade our police station at Ibrahim Taiwo but were repelled immediately.

“Thereafter, they went and attacked Nigeria Immigration Service and NDLEA check points after the welcome to the township gate and they burnt it down,” he said.


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