Boko Haram attacks Governor Zulum's convoy again less than 48 hours after earlier strike

Boko Haram attacks Governor Zulum's convoy again less than 48 hours after earlier strike

- Multiple reports claim that there was another attack on the convoy of Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday, September 27

- The reports say that some of the tyres and windscreens of some vehicles in convoy were affected

Though details are still sketchy, it was learnt that there were no casualties recorded from the attack

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In less than 48 hours after an initial attack, Boko Haram insurgents have again reportedly ambushed Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state.

Multiple reports say the attack happened on Sunday, September 27, along the Monguno-Maiduguri axis of the state.

The attack occurred while the convoy of the governor was reportedly returning from Monguno, about 80km drive from Maiduguri, the capital of the state.

Boko Haram attacks Borno Governor Zulum again less than 48 hours after earlier strike

Babagana Zulum has faced some attacks by the insurgents in the past Credit: Borno Government House
Source: UGC

The report quoted journalists in the convoy as saying that tyres of some of the vehicles were affected by gunshots.

18, not 30 died in attack on Zulum’s convoy, military says

Other reports added that the windscreen of some of the vehicles in the convoy were shattered.

One of the vehicles affected was the one conveying the journalists, it was reportedly learnt.

It was further reported that no life was lost in the attack.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app had reported that Governor Zulum was attacked by the Boko Haram on Friday, September 25, weeks after crying out over being shot at by gunmen on his way to visit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with relief materials.

He was attacked by terrorists near the town of Baga in Borno.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Zulum escaped death after his convoy was ambushed on Friday, September 25, by Jihadist insurgents loyal to the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group.

The military, in reaction to the Friday, September 25, attack on Zulum, claimed that 18 and not 30 persons died in the ambush.

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This was disclosed in a statement by coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.

According to him, only 10 policemen, four soldiers and four civilians were killed in the ambush at Barwati village.

He said the victims were killed by an explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists.

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