Police escorting Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Thursday night, repelled an ambush staged against the governor’s convoy by suspected Boko Haram insurgents around 9 pm.
It was gathered that the governor’s convoy was attacked at Konduga local government area while returning from Bama local government area.
According to some police escorts on the governor’s convoy, they successfully repelled the ambush and there was no casualty on their side.
“They could not get the governor,” one of the security escorts said.
“It was the last police vehicle that was attacked after the governor passed. But we dealt with them and dispersed and clear the road before joining the convoy in Konduga.”
Government officials and politicians who are part of the convoy told DAILY POST that,
“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.
“So, we went round to some of the local government and on our way coming, we left Bama and heading to Konduga when the Boko Haram tried to stop us,” one of the politicians, who did not want his name mentioned said.
According to him, the governor did not want such news to be escalated as it would encourage the insurgents to continue with such evil ways.
The government is yet to make a statement to the effect.