Revealed – Details of What Transpired When Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Attacked Gov Buni’s Convoy
Suspected members of Boko Haram launched an attack on the motorcade of Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni along Maiduguri-Dramaturg Road.
The incident occurred on Saturday after the governor attended the 24th convocation of the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.
During the attack, two policemen were killed, and two others sustained injuries. An eyewitness, who was part of the convoy, reported that the assailants fired on the convoy from both sides of the highway, specifically targeting the lead vehicle.
“We narrowly escaped death today. The convoy was attacked between Beneshiekh and Mainok, a distance of less than sixty kilometres to Damaturu after attending the 24th convocation of the University of Maiduguri.
“The insurgents opened fire on the convoy from both sides of the road, killing one policeman instantly while the other died later due to too much bleeding following bullet wounds. As a matter of fact, we left Maiduguri late, around 6.00 pm,” he said.
Governor Buni was not present in the convoy during the incident as they were returning to Damaturu, the state capital.
He had traveled to Abuja for an official function. Remarkably, this marks the first instance of an attack on the Yobe State governor’s convoy since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency 12 years ago.