Governor Zulum reportedly left Maiduguri, the state capital on Monday to an undisclosed destination in the state as has become his tradition to personally distribute palliatives to internally displaced persons in liberated local governments.
The governor left with a large convoy with the intention to give palliatives to the IDPs so that they could celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir with food on their tables.
According to Leadership, the governor’s convoy ran into an ambush on Baga road on Wednesday evening.
Before his departure, reports filtered in that some officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had run into an ambush by Boko Haram along the Maiduguri-Monguono road.
The attackers reportedly abducted an unknown number of humanitarian staffers of SEMA. All attempts to get details of the abductions have not yielded results.
However, the chairperson of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, confirmed to reporters on the telephone that some of the agency’s officials came under Boko Haram attack. She did not give details of the number of persons involved.
Recall that Boko Haram had last week executed five aid workers over an alleged failure by the government to pay a ransom.
The executed aid workers were abducted in the first week of June along the same Maiduguri-Monguno road.
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