The convoy of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri-Dramaturg Road, resulting in the deaths of two policemen and injuries to two others.
This incident occurred on Saturday following the governor’s attendance at the University of Maiduguri’s 24th convocation in Borno State. An eyewitness, part of the entourage but choosing to remain anonymous, reported that the attackers fired upon the convoy from both sides of the highway, specifically targeting the pilot.
“We narrowly escaped death today. The convoy was attacked between Beneshiekh and Mainok, a distance of less than sixty kilometres to Damaturu after attending the 24th convocation of the University of Maiduguri.
“The insurgents opened fire on the convoy from both sides of the road, killing one policeman instantly while the other died later due to too much bleeding following bullet wounds. As a matter of fact, we left Maiduguri late, around 6.00 pm,” he said.
The incident occurred while Governor Buni was not present in the convoy as he had traveled to Abuja for an official engagement. This marks the first attack on the Yobe State governor’s convoy since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency 12 years ago.
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