Boko Haram insurgents once again attacked the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Sunday morning around Baga.
The attack happened when the governor was on his way back to Maiduguri, and fortunately, no death was recorded. This attack also comes two days after a similar attack on the governor on Friday, which led to heavy casualties.
The Sunday attack on Zulum’s convoy reportedly happened around 10.30am at some two kilometers away from Baga.
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A member of the convoy told newsmen, “There was no death recorded this time around except some minor injuries.
“The windscreen of some vehicles were scattered; some vehicles had their tyres burst by gunshots, including the Government House Press Crew bus.
“The military gun truck was also shot at and a soldier had his shoulder scalded with the gunshot.”
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The attack happened shortly after the governor had resettled some IDPs in Baga town. The 521 households displaced from Baga were resettled as part of the government plan to restore normal life in parts of the North-East, which has been in the stranglehold of Boko Haram insurgents for years.
The governor later went to Monguno en route to Maiduguri, where he had addressed about 500 IDPs at Baga-Cross Kauwa-Kukawa checkpoint gate.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has condemned the Friday attack on Zulum’s convoy, which claimed the lives of about 30 security operatives.
The police spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Sunday, quoted the IG as condoling with the families and friends of those killed during the attack, saying, “The incident has further served as an impetus in strengthening the resolve and commitment of the personnel of the Force in the fight against insurgency and other crimes.”
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Also, governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, on Sunday urged the Federal Government to provide additional support for security agencies working very hard to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
Also, the Osun State Government on Sunday also commiserated with Zulum in a statement by its Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode.