Barely forty-eight hours after Borno governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Friday, his convoy has again been attacked on Sunday by the same insurgents.
The Sunday attack reportedly occurred along Baga-Kukawa axis of Borno.
A source who confirmed the news to the TheCable said troops of the Nigerian air force were mobilised immediately to the scene of the incident and were able to foil the insurgents’ attack.
However, one of the soldiers attached to the convoy sustained injuries during the attack.
Reacting to the first attack, President Muhammadu Buhari described the incident as an attempt to sabotage the return of IDPs to their homes, while Zulum had said the insurgents want to take over Borno.
The Boko Haram’s attacked On Friday on Zulum’s convoy, left many of his securities dead and several others injured.
Recall that the Boko Haram insurgents opened fire on the governor’s convoy and other vehicles conveying government officials to Baga, a town in the state, for the resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs)
In July, the governor’s convoy was also attacked at Baga while he was on his way to some IDP camps in the northern part of Borno.