Panic as Gov Zulum, others escape Boko Haram ambush

Panic as Gov Zulum, others escape Boko Haram ambush

There was pandemonium on Thursday evening during a failed ambush on Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. It was gathered that Police escort and other security agents attached to the Governor who escaped death by the whiskers, repelled the attack on his convoy by suspected hoodlums. The incident was alleged

There was pandemonium on Thursday evening during a failed ambush on Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

BORNO STATE GOVERNOR, BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM

It was gathered that Police escort and other security agents attached to the Governor who escaped death by the whiskers, repelled the attack on his convoy by suspected hoodlums.

The incident was alleged to have occurred at about 6:30pm between Bama and Konduga Local Government Areas in the northeast region.

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT. GEN. TUKUR BURATAI

Police sources revealed that escort, they successfully repelled the ambush and there was no casualty on their side.

“They could not get the governor, ” one of the security escorts said, “It was the last policy vehicle that was attacked after the governor passed. But we dealt with them and dispersed and clear the road before joining the convoy in Konduga.”

Government officials and politicians who are part of the convoy, said they arrived Maiduguri at about 9:00pm on Thursday owing to the failed ambush by Boko Haram.

“The governor decided to visit the southern Borno area to check on some of the ongoing projects to ensure their completion and to be able to present something to the good people of Borno State in his 100 days in office.

“So, we went round to some of the local government and on our way coming, we left Bama and heading to Konduga when the Boko Haram tried to stop us,” one of the politicians, who did not want his name mentioned said.

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A top police Officer said, “The governor did not want such news to be reported as it would encourage the insurgents to continue with such evil ways.

The government is yet to make a statement to the effect.

TheNewspad reports that, Boko Haram fighters earlier attacked military locations at Gajiram at about 4:30 pm, Mafa-Dikwa road at about 1:40pm, Banki in Bama local government area and Konduga at about 12:30 am of late Wednesday and early morning of Thursday.

It was gathered that the governor who got a close shave with death, gasped for breath, proceeded to observe his prayers immediately when he arrived the State’s house, amid tight security.

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