The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday evening escaped an ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen who attacked his convoy at Baga town.
The incident reportedly took place between Monguno and Baga town when the Governor was on his way to distribute food to displaced persons (IDPs).
According to Premium Times, multiple sources said the governor was unhurt as soldiers and police officers guarding him repelled the assault on the convoy.
“it happened, but I’m sorry I cannot give details on this because the relevant officials are still digging to get more details of the attack.”
“But I can assure your that the governor is unhurt, and that includes everyone in the convoy,” a government source said.
The governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, confirmed the development, telling the newspaper he was working on a press statement on the matter.
KanyiDaily recalled that Governor Zulum had also luckily escaped death last year when Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on his convoy at Konduga while returning from a trip to Bama local government area of the state.