Boko Haram Attack on Borno Governor"s Convoy Leaves 15 Persons Dead
The Punch reports that the governor’s convoy was said to have been attacked between Monguno and Baga areas of the state.
A security source said the attack left mainly security personnel comprising eight policemen, three soldiers and four Civilian Joint Task Force operatives dead.
A source at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri also said the governor had left Maiduguri for Baga to prepare for the planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri to the camps in Baga.
The governor was said to have left Maiduguri with a retinue of armed soldiers, police officers and Civilian -JTF personnel.
A senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was quoted as saying that he was told eight persons were killed, including security personnel and civilians.
Friday's incident is the second attack on the governor’s convoy in recent times around Baga.