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Boko Haram Fighters Attack Yobe Governor, Buni’s Convoy, Six Security Personnel Injured

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters, on Saturday, attacked the convoy of the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, while returning from Borno State.

Naija News understands that at least six security personnel attached to Governor Buni were injured in an ambush.

According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the terrorists fired at the security operatives in the convoy of the governor along the Jakana-Mainok expressway.

Buni, earlier in the day was in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, where he joined other dignitaries to attend the 24th combined convocation ceremony of the University of Maiduguri.

The Governor and his entourage who were accompanied by Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, departed to Abuja through the Air Force Base in Maiduguri.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, that security vehicles in the convoy came under fire between Jakana to Mainok expressway.

The sources said that troops leading the convoy with MRAP, a Gun Truck and another vehicle conveying the Police and DSS were shot at.

Consequently, the troops responded with heavy fire,  forcing the terrorists to retreat.

Unfortunately, two soldiers including a driver and four policemen were wounded.

Terrorist casualties were unconfirmed.

The security operatives returned safely to  Yobe while the wounded personnel were taken to the hospital for treatment.