Boko Haram open fire on Borno gov’s convoy

Boko Haram open fire on Borno gov’s convoy

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have opened fire on Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum convoy. Governor Zulum escaped the attack at Baga, a town in the State, on Wednesday. He has returned to Monguno to resume distribution of food items to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno when the incident

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have opened fire on Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum convoy.

SECURITY OPERATIVES TRYING TO MAKE A WAY FOR A NIGERIAN GOVERNOR

Governor Zulum escaped the attack at Baga, a town in the State, on Wednesday.

He has returned to Monguno to resume distribution of food items to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno when the incident happened.

“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” a security sources said.

The Governor is yet to return to Maiduguri, the State Capital as at the time of filing this report on Wednesday. But Mohammed Mai Bukar, one of the governor’s aides, assured residents that he is safe.

In a Facebook post, Bukar wrote: “To Our Concerned citizens H.E Prof.Zulum and His Entourage are all fine and there was (were) no casualties. Thanks!”

This is the second known attack on the convoy of Zulum within a year.

While returning from a trip to Bama Local Government Area last year, his convoy was attacked at Konduga in Borno where least 60 persons were reportedly killed in the incident while over 100 were kidnapped.

That attack happened seven months after Boko Haram insurgents targeted the convoy of Kashim Shettima, Zulum’s successor, on his way to Gamboru Ngala, still in Borno.

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