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NIGERIA: Borno govt declares Friday holiday for Jonathan’s visit

President Goodluck JonathanBorno State government has declared Friday, as work free day to enable civil servants welcome President Goodluck Jonathan who would be in the state on a two-day working visit.

The state Police Command has also denied the killing of a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, and his deputy in the suspected Boko Haram attack on Monday evening.

Some terrorists laid ambush for some policemen in Gwoza Local Government Area of the state barely 17 hours after killing a Police Mobile Force Training Camp Commandant in Maiduguri, “leading to the killing of seven people,’’ just as ‘’a bank and a police station were also torched during the attack.”

But reacting to the issue yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Gideon Jubrin stated that “at about 2100 hours (9 p.m.) of Monday evening, some suspected terrorists laid ambush at Gwoza Council Area of Borno State,’’ adding that only one policeman was killed and not the DPO or his deputy, while another one sustained injuries.

According to Jibrin seven civilians were also killed during the attack. The police further said that the security agencies in repelling the attack succeeded in killing two of the suspected terrorists. He also urged media practitioners to verify their stories before publishing.

Jibrin stressed that the doors of the Borno State Police Command were open for  practising journalist to verity their facts to avoid publishing false information.

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