- The convoy of the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, was allegedly attacked by Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday night, September 5
- A security source reportedly disclosed that the governor and his commissioners, however, escaped unhurt but the last vehicle in the convoy was pelted with bullets
- The attack comes seven months after former governor Kashim Shettima was attacked by the sect on his way to Gamboru Ngala
The convoy of the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, was allegedly attacked by Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday night, September 5.
According to The Cable, security sources disclosed that Zulum’s convoy was attacked at Konduga, around 9pm, as the governor returned from a trip to Bama local government area.
Legit.ng gathers that as part of his “familiarity and need assessment tour” of the 27 LGAs in the state, Zulum had visited Bayo, Kwaya Kusar, Askira Uba and Gwoza.
The security source reportedly stated: “Luckily the governor, his commissioners and other vehicles in the convoy escaped unhurt but the last vehicle which is an army gun truck was pelted with bullets.
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“Immediately after they fired at us, our men in collaboration with the armed personnel from the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad(FSARS), quickly retaliated and thwarted the ambush.”
There have been many attacks in Konduga, an area near Sambisa forest, from the Boko Haram faction controlled by Abubakar Shekau.
This latest attack comes seven months after former governor Kashim Shettima was attacked by the sect on his way to Gamboru Ngala.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that ex governor Kashim Shettima spoke about his ordeal and successful escape from the ambush of Boko Harm terrorists, following the attack on his convoy by the sect.
Reacting to the attack, Shettima, who said he was still in great shock, attributed his escape to luck.
The ex governor also pledged to meet with the families of those who were killed in the attack.
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