Borno governor reacts to Boko Haram's attack on his convoy

Borno governor reacts to Boko Haram's attack on his convoy

- Borno state governor has reacted to the attack on his convoy by Boko Haram terrorists

- According to Kashim Shettima, he would be meeting with families of aides affected by the attack

- The governor will also be meeting with security agencies to discuss security for the state

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state will on Thursday, February 14, meet with families of aides killed or wounded when members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect attacked his convoy on Wednesday, February 13.

According to a report by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the governor will also meet some security heads to review the incident.

The governor said he has absolute confidence in the armed forces and given his access to raw updates, he is aware of the successes being recorded by the Armed Forces despite the several attacks in the state.

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Governor Shettima also said he remained optimistic and urged citizens to be calm, prayerful and supportive of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

He advised citizens to volunteers to help the Armed Forces by sharing any information that can help prevent further attacks.

Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on the convoy of Governor Shettima while he was travelling from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Gamboru-Ngala for a political rally.

Unconfirmed number of people were killed in the terrorists attack while about a dozen people have been reported missing too.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, February 13, said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a fresh attack coordinated by the insurgents at Madagali town, Madagali local government area of Adamawa.

In a statement, Colonel Ado Isa, deputy director, Army public relations 7 Division, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, said the troops also destroyed and recovered high calibre ammunition and equipment from the insurgents.

Ado disclosed that the insurgents had on Tuesday evening, invaded the town with five gun trucks, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDS) borne-vehicle.

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