Breaking: Gunmen Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy

Breaking: Gunmen Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy

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Breaking: Gunmen Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members have attacked the convoy of Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum on Wednesday.

The governor was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to IDPs.

According to a government source who spoke to Premium Times, the governor’s convoy came under attack while he was returning from Baga, a deserted fishing community in Kaka Local Government Area, Premium Times reports.

The governor was unhurt as soldiers and police officers guarding him repelled the assault on the convoy.

According to the publication, Governor Zulum left for Monguno on Monday afternoon, but before his departure, there were reports that some officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had run into an ambush by Boko Haram along the Maiduguri-Monguono road.

The attackers reportedly abducted an unknown number of humanitarian workers of SEMA.

However, the chairperson of Borno SEMA, Yabawa Kolo, confirmed to reporters on the phone that some of her officials came under attack but did not give details of the number of persons involved.

A source who confirmed the attack on the Governor’s convoy attack told Premium Times;

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It happened, but I’m sorry I cannot give details on this because the relevant officials are still digging to get more details of the attack. But I can assure your that the governor is unhurt, and that includes everyone in convoy.

Boko Haram had last week executed five aid workers over an alleged failure by the government to pay a ransom.
The executed aid workers were abducted in the first week of June along the same Maiduguri-Monguno road.

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