Not less than fifteen (15) persons have sustained various degrees of injuries as Boko Haram terrorists attacked the convoy of the Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.
Eye9ja reports that the attack was melted against the Borno state Governor on Wednesday, July 29.
This reliable online news platform understands that the Boko Haram attack comes as the Governor has been touring some local government in northern Borno to ensure safety of local returnees as well as make provision for the victims of the insurgency.
15 Injured As Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Gov Zulum’s Convoy in Borno
The Governor and his entourage were at Baga town, one of the areas difficult for humanitarian activities, when his convoy was ambushed by the terrorist group.
The attack was repelled by security operatives in the governor’s convoy, but not without casualties on the side of his entourage.
Eye9ja learnt that the Governor was on his way to distribute relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Monguno Local Government after leaving Baga town when the incident happened.
“He was very fortunate to have escaped the attack unhurt and continued his journey to distribute the relief materials,” a source revealed, adding that “this is about the third time the governor’s convoy is being ambushed by insurgents.”
Meanwhile, the attack comes in just few days after the online news platform had reported that Tukur Buratai, the Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff had claimed that Nigeria is now safer now.
Buratai said in his latest reaction to the issue of insurgency in the country, particularly in the Northern part of Nigeria, that Nigeria is now safer compared to five years ago.
The Nigerian Army Chief was quoted to have revealed this while addressing some officers of the Nigerian Army in the region.