Five policemen killed in northeast Nigeria attack

Bombers crashed a Volkswagen Golf into the parked patrol vehicle and detonated the explosives by the Dalori Quarters, an estate for civil servants on the outskirts of the city

Five policemen killed in northeast Nigeria attack

World Bulletin/News Desk

Militants drove a car packed with explosives into a police patrol in the northeast city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing five policemen, a police source and a witness said.

A police sergeant, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak, said the bombers crashed a Volkswagen Golf into the parked patrol vehicle and detonated the explosives by the Dalori Quarters, an estate for civil servants on the outskirts of the city.

Aliyu Surajo, 66, who witnessed the events from in front of his house, said there was a loud blast, then smoke filled the air. He said he saw five charred bodies of policeman in their vehicle afterward, and two bodies in the bombers' car

The police spokesman for Borno state, of which Maiduguri is the capital and the birthplace of the insurgency, did not respond to a request for comment.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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