Two suspected members of Boko Haram were reported killed on Thursday as they attempted to attack a secondary school in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, quoting government officials, the suspects were nabbed and killed at about 3 p.m. on Thursday.
While confirming the attack to journalists, an officer with the Department State Security, SSS, in Borno State, who did not want his identity revealed said the gunmen arrived behind the perimeter fence of Government Secondary School, GSS, Ville, and packed their car hidden in the bush.
Mr. Amos, a local government official in Ville, stated that some vigilant students in the school saw the terrorists and raised alarm that led the soldiers stationed in the school to engage them in a shoot-out.
* A file photo of some suspected Boko Haram insurgents captured
Mr. Amos added that two of the suspected Boko Haram members were arrested,saying that they look more of Chadians than Nigerians.
“The angry mob, who went out of the control of the security operatives, mobbed them and set them ablaze using used vehicle tyres,” the source informed.
He said the other members of the sect, seeing that they could not face the soldiers, “escaped with their vehicles heading towards the forest around Izge.”
Thursday’s attack on a school occurs about two weeks after suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked another school, kidnapping over 250 girls.
At least 230 of the female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, are still believed to be held by their captives.
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