- More revelations have been made as to how Governor Babagana Zulum's convoy was attacked by insurgents
- The state's commissioner for justice, Kaka Lawan, told journalists that the terrorists attacked the convoy with a donkey loaded with explosives
- Lawan disclosed that he was in one of the vehicles of the convoy
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Kaka Lawan, the Borno state commissioner for justice, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents attacked Governor Babagana Zulum's convoy twice in two days.
Lawan, who was in one of the vehicles of the convoy revealed that the terrorist used donkeys laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the road route on one occasion.
The commissioner disclosed to BBC Hausa reporters that the terrorists detonated three IEDs just when Zulum was heading to Baga from the Monguno local government area of the state.
Lawan added that the militants attacked the convoy again on its return journey from the town, this time planting IEDs on a donkey already laden with water to serve as a cannon.
“We were on our way from Monguno to Baga when terrorists detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at three different locations. All the bombs went off at the same time,” the commissioner was quoted as saying.
“Then they followed us with a shot. It took more than 20 minutes for the shots to be fired before the terrorists withdrew.
“They (the insurgents) were hiding in the back. It was a soldier in the car who picked up the donkey with the gun. Then the bomb went off, and then these bad guys started firing with guns.”
Earlier, the Armed Forces of Nigeria has claimed that only 18 and not 30 persons died in the ambush.
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 IEDs planted on the road by the terrorists.
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