Nigerian Governor’s Convoy Comes Under Heavy Gunfire As Terrorists Launch Deadly Attack

At least six security personnel were wounded when Boko Haram terrorists fired at security operatives in the official convoy belonging to Yobe State  Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni along the Maiduguri, Damaturu road.

Governor Buni was in Maiduguri where he joined other dignitaries to attend the 24th Combined Convocation Ceremony of the University of Maiduguri.

The Governor and his entourage who were accompanied by Borno Governor Babagana Zulum, departed to Abuja through the Air Force Base in Maiduguri.

Intelligence sources who spoke to Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region revealed that the security vehicles in the convoy came under fire between Jakana to Mainok expressway.


The sources said that troops leading the convoy with MRAP, a Gun Truck and another vehicle conveying the Police and DSS were shot at.  Consequently, the troops responded with heavy fire,  forcing the terrorists to retreat.

Unfortunately, two soldiers including a driver and four policemen were wounded. Terrorist casualties were unconfirmed and the security operatives returned safely to  Yobe while the wounded personnel were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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