Boko Haram ambush governor’s convoy, kill soldier, four others

The convoy of the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram gunmen while on his way to campaign in a remote border village, eyewitnesses said.

The attack occurred along the Maiduguri-Gambu road which leads to Chad Republic.

The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, confirmed the incident but did not provided details at the time of this report.

At least five persons including a soldier were reportedly killed in the attack.

The governor, who is contesting for a senatorial seat in Saturday’s election, is also the campaign director general of his party’s governorship candidate, Babagana Umara.

According to sources close to the campaign council, the governor’s convoy set out for Gamboru-Ngala late Tuesday evening with the plan to pass the night in the border town that was once under the control of Boko Haram.

The convoy, however, came under attack by the Boko Haram shortly after it got to a village called Logomani, about 20km from Dikwa town.



– Premium Times


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “Boko Haram ambush governor’s convoy, kill soldier, four others”

  1. Ah! I thought Boko Haram has totally been wiped out

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: