Boko Haram kills three cops in northern Nigeria



Abuja: Three police officers have been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of Islamic militants - Boko Haram - in northern Nigerian Yobe state.

The attackers raided a police station in Gujba town near Damaturu yesterday and escaped with arms and ammunition after shooting the officers to death, sources said.

Boko Haram wants to impose Islamic rule in the country. It is estimated that over 3,000 persons have been killed since the group started violence in the country in 2009.

PTI