Dozens of Boko Haram terrorists and civilians have been reportedly killed after militants ambushed Immigration officials on United Nations assignments along Maiduguri – Dikwa road in central Borno state.
The incident occurred at Gwajibo village in Dikwa Local Government, while convoy of vehicles carrying Nigeria Immigration officials and some civilians was returning from Gamboru Ngala to Maiduguri on Monday at 2:30pm.
3 Immigration officials were also wounded and are currently receiving treatment at emergency unit of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
According to an Immigration source who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity,
“After our officials have completed two weeks exercises assigned by United Nations to register thousands of Nigeria returnees from neighbouring countries to Gamboru border town, on their way to Maiduguri they came under heavy attack from insurgents, our personnel exchanged gun fire with them, killed some Boko Haram militants and civilians lost their lives,”
He further said “I cannot ascertain the number of civilian casualties but there was none on our side except three personnel that suffered gun wounds.”