Umaru Zulum, the Governor of Borno state
Governor Zulum

It has not being up to 48 since the last attack on the governor of Borno.

The convoy of Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum was involved in an attack by suspected members of Boko Haram along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in Borno state leaving over 30 people dead including 10 policemen and 4 soldiers, another set of insurgents laid ambush along Monguno- Maiduguri axis and attacked the returning convoy on Sunday evening.

Monguno is north and about 80km drive to Maiduguri, the town inhabited thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mostly from Marte, Baga, Kukawa, Dikwa and other surrounding Local Government Areas.
Governor Zulum was attacked on his way to welcome the citizens of Borno after being displaced by the terrorists for more than 21 months.
According to some sources, the attack started on the shooting of a back tyre of the vehicle/bus conveying Journalists attached to the governor, but the driver was able to maneuver the impending danger and he drove the vehicle on the flat wheel to escape the scene.

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One of the occupants/Journalist in the affected bus confirmed that the convoy ran into another Boko Haram ambush about 50km away to Maiduguri.
Well luckily, investigation revealed that no casualty was recorded in the latest Sunday ambush.
Many has thanked God as the governor is still alive and nothing happened to anyone after the fresh attack and also criticised the attack and hoping it stops soon.
Reference: Vanguard

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