March 24, 2023

Nigeria losses 7 policemen, 3 soldiers in Boko Haram terrorists attack on Gov Zulum’s convoy


Nigeria again lost seven policemen and three soldiers through attack on Borno Governor, Zulum’s convoy.


The convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State was again attacked on Friday by Boko Haram terrorists along the Baga Highway in the Northern part of the state.


The convoy was heading to Baga town ahead of government’s planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri when the incident happened.


Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum (centre).


The attack comes barely two months after Zulum was attacked around the same axis by the insurgents on his way from Baga.


The area is believed to be dangerous and has recorded many abductions by the terrorist group in recent times.


A splinter group of Boko Haram sect, the Islamic State of West Africa Province, is believed to have a stronghold in the area.


The report had that the governor was not part of the convoy as he travelled by helicopter but about seven policemen and three soldiers, were killed while an unverified number of people were injured.


The attack, it was learnt, happened at about 12pm some kilometers away from  the Multinational Joint Task Force headquarters in Baga.


From saharareporters