Boko Haram terrorists killed a Nigerian army Lieutenant in an attack in Magumeri town, Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday evening, a security source said.
The source said the militants ambushed Lieutenant Akinwale Christopher Oguntoye and his colleagues on their way to Gubio from a shooting range competition in Monguno.
The officers were pinned down by terrorists in Magumeri where they razed down houses, including a police station in the town.
The late Lt. Akinwale was a member of the 60 Regular Course cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was briefly an Aide De Camp to a former President of Guinea-Bissau
The militants rode into the area in 10 utility vehicles, shooting and attacking military formations. A press release from the Nigerian police stated that a police Sergeant Haliru Aliyu was also killed in the attack while another sustained leg injury from gunshots.
A spokesperson to the Nigerian army later said the insurgents who were being shielded by members of the Magumeri community have been subdued.