ABUJA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A police inspector in Nigeria was killed in an ambush suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in the country's northeastern state of Borno, police authorities said on Wednesday.
One other policeman sustained a gunshot wound in the early Wednesday attack, the police spokesman in Borno, Victor Isuku, told Xinhua in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The police team on an investigative mission was attacked at a village in Damboa district of the restive Nigerian state, according to the spokesman.
The team fought gallantly and was able to repel the attackers who ran into the bush with some of them sustaining injuries, he said.
Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million people in Nigeria since the current insurgency started in 2009.
The Boko Haram is suspected to be regrouping in Maiduguri after the Nigerian military dislodged them from the Sambisa Forest, their last enclave in the West African country, last month.