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Terrorists Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy; Kill 15 Soldiers, Policemen, Others

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The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum has been attacked again by terrorists near the town of Baga in Borno. This is coming few weeks after crying out for being shot at by gunmen on his way to visit Internally Displaced Persons with relief materials

Nigerian Tribune reports that Zulum escaped death after his convoy was ambushed on Friday, September 25, by Jihadist insurgents loyal to the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group.

With sophisticated weapons, the militants opened fire at the convoy closed to the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force consisting of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

In the attack, not less than 15 security operatives were killed, This Day reports.

Sources claim that Zulum was on an assessment tour of Baga in prior to the return of IDPs who left the town due to the raid by jihadists back in 2014.

Earlier, unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of Zulum at Baga, a town in the northern state, on Wednesday, July 29.

The Borno governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of the state when the incident happened.

“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” the source was quoted to have said.

With the security crisis of the country taking a worse dive, governors under the auspice of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) had expressed concern.

The governors, whose reaction came on the heels of an attack on the convoy of Governor Zulum of Borno state by suspected Boko Haram members in Baga, called for all hands to be on deck to tackle the insecurity problem in Nigeria.

The Borno governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of the state when the incident happened.

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