Security sources have disclosed that death toll from Boko Haram attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has risen to 30,
Two sources told AFP that the number of fatalities from the attack on Friday, September 25, 2020, had doubled as more bodies were found and now 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 Governor’s convoy was said to have been attacked between Monguno and Baga areas of the State on Friday.
A security source said the attack left mainly security personnel comprising eight Policemen, three Soldiers and four Civilian Joint Task Force operatives dead.
A source at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri also told Punch correspondent that the Governor had left Maiduguri for Baga to prepare for the planned return of internally displaced persons from Maiduguri to the camps in Baga.
Friday’s incident is reported to be the second attack on the Governor’s convoy in recent times around Baga.