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Army Launches Search For Attackers Of Gov Zulum’s Convoy

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Barely 24-hours after the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum was attacked, troops of the Nigerian Army has been deployed to where the attacked happened.

Naija News learnt that men of the Nigerian Army has been dispatched to Baga and its surroundings to search out for the insurgents.

This online news platform reported earlier that Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday attacked the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, in Baga Town.

The governor’s convoy was attacked while on his way to visit some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno. The attack happened near Monguno while en route to distribute food to displaced residents. Monguno and Baga axis of Borno has been totally cut off from mobile phone services, Naija News reports.

Although, nobody suffered any kind of injury during the attack and the governor has safely returned to Maiduguri the state capital, Mohammed Mai Bukar, one of the Governor’s aides confirmed in a Facebook post.

The Nigerian Army troops have, however, pledged to deal with the attackers suspected to be members of the deadly Boko Haram group, noting that the attack was an isolated incident “that occurred in a territory where normalcy has since been restored with socio-economic activities picking up.”

The pledge was contained in a statement titled, ‘Report of the attack on the convoy of Borno state Governor,’ penned by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in Abuja on Thursday, July 30.

In another news, the clash between the police, hunters and members of a vigilante group in Oyo State has led to the death of three residents of Okeho town in Kajola Local Government Area, and a policeman.



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