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Boko Haram attacks Gov Zulum’s convoy

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday, survived an ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen.

The governor was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to IDPs.

A government source said the governor’s convoy came under attack while he was returning from Baga, a deserted fishing community in Kaka Local Government Area.

Governor Zulum who left for Monguno Monday afternoon was unhurt as soldiers and police officers guarding him repelled the assault on the convoy.

But before his departure, reports filtered in that some officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had run into an ambush by Boko Haram along the Maiduguri-Monguono road.

The attackers reportedly abducted an unknown number of humanitarian workers of SEMA. All attempts to get details of the abductions have not yielded results

However, the chairperson of Borno SEMA, Yabawa Kolo, confirmed that some of her officials came under attack. She did not give details of the number of persons involved.

On the attacks, a government source confirmed it but did not give detail adding that relevant officials are still digging to get more details of the attack.

As at the time of filing this report, efforts to reach the governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, proved abortive as he did not respond to phone calls.

Recall that Boko Haram sect had last week executed five aid workers over an alleged failure by the government to pay a ransom.

The executed aid workers were abducted in the first week of June along the same Maiduguri-Monguno road.

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