GOVERNOR Babagana Zulum of Borno State escaped a Boko Haram ambush earlier today when a group of terrorist insurgents attacked his convoy in between Bama and Konduga Local Government areas yesterday.
Police escorting the governor repelled the attack, suffering no casualties. Government officials and politicians who were part of the convoy, said they arrived back in Maiduguri at about 9pm last night after surviving the failed Boko Haram ambush.
One of the security escorts said: “They could not get the governor, as t was the last police vehicle that was attacked after the governor passed. However, we dealt with them and dispersed and cleared the road before joining the convoy in Konduga.
“The governor decided to visit the southern Borno area to check on some of the ongoing projects to ensure their completion and to be able to present something to the good people of Borno State in his 100 days in office. We went round to some of the local government areas and on our way, we left Bama and heading to Konduga when Boko Haram tried to stop us.”
Earlier this week, Boko Haram fighters attacked military locations at Gajiram on the Mafa-Dikwa Road in Bama Local Government Area and Konduga on Wednesday and Thursday. Although the military is yet to also make any statement on the attacks, reports from locals said the insurgents carted away some military vehicles during the assaults.