At least three persons have lost their lives as Boko Haram terrorists attacked the convoy of the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, during the All Progressive Congress, APC campaign tour along Dikwa-Gamborun Ngala road on Tuesday.
A competent security source who confirmed the incident said apart from those who lost their lives, many others have sustained various degrees of injuries.
“It is true Governor Kashim Shettima’s convoy was attacked and those that were killed are members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), that were far behind.
“The Governor and other top politicians escaped unhurt. But many other persons were injured,” the source said.
Usman Abdulkadir, a Borno resident confirmed that his cousin, Bagidos Usmanu, was among those killed during the attack.
Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser, Media and Strategy to the governor could not be reached for comment at the time of filing in this report.