OYOGist.com has learned that the Borno state commissioner for Justice, Kaka Lawan, has allegedly come out to narrate how the Boko Haram insurgents attacked Governor Babagana Zulum’s convoy twice in two days.
Lawan, who was in one of the vehicles of the convoy revealed that the terrorist used donkeys laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the road route on one occasion.
The commissioner disclosed to BBC Hausa reporters that the terrorists detonated 3 IEDs just when Governor Zulum was heading to Baga from the Monguno LGA of the state.
He added that the militants attacked the convoy again on its return journey from the town, this time planting IEDs on a donkey already laden with water to serve as a cannon.
The commissioner said: ”We were on our way from Monguno to Baga when terrorists detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at 3 different locations. All the bombs went off at the same time,” Lawan was quoted as saying.
”Then they followed us with a shot. It took more than 20minutes for the shots to be fired before the terrorists withdrew.
”They (the insurgents) were hiding in the back. It was a soldier in the car who picked up the donkey with the gun. Then the bomb went off, and then these bad guys started firing with guns.”
Meanwhile, Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) killed by BokoHaram terrorists.
In line with the special adviser, media and strategy, to the governor, Malam Isa Gusau, Zulum on Monday, September 28,met with the bereaved family at the police headquarters in Maiduguri.
At the event, Governor Zulum promised to assist the affected families, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The governor said he was purposely there to sympathise and condolence with brothers, sisters and the families of the deceased policemen.
The governor stated: ”Insha’ Allah, we shall do everything possible to support the families. The education of their children is very important in addition to the support for their means of livelihood,
Recall that Daily Trust had reported that in less than 48Hrs after an initial attack, BokoHaram insurgents again ambushed Governor Zulum.
Meanwhile, in another development, Daily Trust reported that the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) insisted that the Federal government and the military have a lot of questions to answer following the recent BokoHaram attack on the convoy of Governor Zulum.
The spokesperson for the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe in a statement said the attacks on the governor have raised doubts on the ability of the military to defend the nation.
According to the northern-based group, it is alarmed that BokoHaram has continued to launch deadly attacks despite the security assurances given by the military and the Federal government.