MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 7 (UPI) -- Two attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, left two police officers dead and three soldiers injured, officials said.
The police officers were shot to death after they finished their work in the city's Gwange and Bulunkutu wards and the soldiers were injured in an explosion near a military checkpoint in Abaganaram ward, the Nigerian Tribune reported Thursday.
Officials said the attacks were made by the militant Boko Haram organization. Police said one person was in custody and some explosive materials were found.
Maj. Gen. Jack Okechukwu Nwaogbo, commander of the Joint Task Force of Operation Restore Order confirmed the death of the two police officers and said the three soldiers were wounded when a bomb was thrown by Boko Haram members riding a motor bike.
"Thank God that none of our soldiers died in the blast," Nwaogbo said.