Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday evening attacked Rumirgo community of Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, killing a security personnel and two other civilians.
It was gathered that the insurgents stormed the settlement at about 7 pm on Saturday and also carted away a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol.
A reliable security report confirmed the source’s claims: “Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) attacked Rumirgo settlement in Askira Uba LGA.
“One Security Force (SF) was killed, two civilians were also killed and a woman sustained a gunshot injury.
“The insurgents also took away one petrol tanker loaded with fuel to their base into Sambisa forest.”
All efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Eket Odon proved abortive at press time
Rumirgo is one of the communities in Southern Borno Senatorial District that had witnessed a series of deadly attacks by insurgents in recent past.
Askira Uba Council Area is about a 240km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital in which some parts of its locations share a border with sambisa forests, a hideout of Boko Haram sect.