Boko Haram on Tuesday night slaughtered two people sleeping at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri, carting away part of their frozen fish .

As stated by the security source , the driver of the truck conveying frozen fish from Kano to the Borno State capital was forced to stop at the checkpoint a few minutes to the closure of the security gates as the vehicle breaks down .

The soldiers at the checkpoint were said to have advised the driver to leave the DAF truck proceed to town to sleep with the two other people with him .

They were said to have declined the advice and chose instead to sleep inside the vehicle .

The source said they were attacked by insurgents , who killed two of them .

The corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Borno State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, by the Rapid Response Squad, with their wounded colleague receiving treatment at the hospital .

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