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Terrorists kill 15 soldiers, policemen, others on Zulum’s convoy
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Jihadist terrorists connected to the Islamic State group on Friday murdered fifteen security officers in a surprise attack on the convoy of the Borno state governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security stated.
Sources informed AFP that 8 police personnel, three troopers, and 4 members of a government-backed militia were reportedly been killed in the assault on vehicles the governor, Babagana Umara Zulum close to the town of Baga on the seasides of Lake Chad.
The fighters started firing with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the series of vehicles were crossing by way of a village near the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force, a army coalition of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.
“The governor escaped unhurt but 15 security men on the convoy were killed in a fierce battle with the terrorists”, one supply stated.
Zulum was on an examination trip of Baga in readiness for the restoration of hundreds of residents ejected from the town by the jihadists in 2014, the sources stated.
The governor flew on a helicopter into the garrison city of Monguno, 60 kilometers (40 miles) away, and headed to Baga in a convoy beneath tight safety, one of many sources stated.
All three sources had been speaking on the condition of anonymity.Scannews24.com