Death Toll From Boko Haram Ambush On Gov. Zulum Convoy Rises To 30

30 people have now been reported dead from the from Boko Haram attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.

Security sources told AFP that the death toll from the Friday attack had doubled as more bodies were found.

According to the sources, the fatalities included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians.

“The tally has increased to 30 as many bodies were picked in the surrounding areas after the attack,” one of the sources said, adding that “many people were injured”.

The EkoHotBlog had reported how Boko Haram attack the convoy of governor Zulum on Friday and kill about 15 persons dead.

The governor’s convoy was said to have been attacked between Monguno and Baga areas of the state.

A security source said the attack left mainly security personnel comprising eight policemen, three soldiers and four Civilian Joint Task Force operatives dead.

The governor had left Maiduguri for Baga to prepare for the planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri to the camps in Baga.

The governor was said to have left Maiduguri with a retinue of armed soldiers, police officers and Civilian-JTF personnel.

Friday’s incident is the second attack on the governor’s convoy in recent times around Baga.

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