The Islamic State Of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Shettima was heading for a campaign rally when the incident happened.
ISIS, claimed that the attack claimed the lives of 42 people, in a statement on its Amaq news agency.
The incidence was confirmed by Mallam Isa Gusau, Shettima’s Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, in a statement issued to reporters in Maiduguri on Thursday, but said only three persons were killed.
According to him, the attack happened on Maiduguri-Gamboru Road.
Gusau said: “Gov. Kashim Shettima mourns with the deepest thought and heartfelt condolences, the demise of some fellow citizens, brothers, associates and loyal supporters.
“This follows the unfortunate ambush of some vehicles in his convoy by suspected insurgents on Tuesday evening along the road to Gamboru, headquarters of Ngala Local Government Area.
“While the Governor is expecting full security briefing to get accurate information on the incident, a preliminary report on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three persons during the attack.”