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ISWAP fighters kill DPO in Bormo



Members of the Islamic State of West African Province on Monday killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of New Marte in Marte local government area of Bormo State.

New Marte a town of about 90 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital, was established by Governor Babagana Zulum to resettle residents of communities overrun by terrorists.

A resident told journalists on Wednesday the DPO was killed by the terrorists while defending the police station.

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The spokesman for the state police command, Nahun Kenneth, also confirmed the incident.

He, however, said the command was still gathering information on the attack.

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