- Boko Haram members have wreaked havoc on some communities in Borno state
- The insurgents killed two police officers and seized two operational vehicles from the security outfit
- All these happened when the newly appointed service chiefs were in the state
In what was supposed to be a good day given the fact that there has just been a change of baton in the leadership of the country's security outfit, members of Boko Haram have attacked Borno state despite the presence of the new service chiefs.
The terrorists invaded Chabal and some communities in Magumeri local government area of the state, killed two policemen and abducted two others.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the terrorists also seized two operational patrol vehicles and set ablaze another one on the Maiduguri-Chabal Magumeri Road.
The attack occurred on Sunday, January 31, according to a source quoted by the news outlet.
Going further, the source revealed that bodies of the murdered policemen have been conveyed to Maiduguri, the headquarter of the state.
He added that one injured police officer is now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in a coordinated effort towards ending the menace of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, the new service chiefs travelled to Borno state.
The visit on Sunday, January 31, is the first movement of the new service chiefs to Borno which is the theatre of war against Boko Haram since their appointment.
They were led by the chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor, in what is believed will redefine the fight against the insurgents.
Legit.ng also reported that Tukur Buratai (retired), the immediate past chief of army staff, appealed to politicians to always leave military out of politics.
Buratai stated this in his valedictory speech during the Pulling Out Parade by the Nigerian Army on Friday, January 29, in Abuja.
The former army chief said Nigeria needs politicians who are statesmen to support the military in discharging its constitutional duties.